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Sir Walter Raleigh, the ‘Most Representative Man of His Time’: Frederick Henry Koch’s Raleigh Pageant of 1920

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In the early 20th century, North Carolina historians and civil leaders were interested in promoting a white Anglo heritage commemorating the State’s 1587 “founding.” This interest, coinciding with the U.S. entrance into the First World War, aimed to strengthen North Carolinians’ awareness of English heritage and to justify white supremacy. Central to the public promotion of this heritage was a civic pageant, written by Frederick Koch and performed in 1920, which used Sir Walter Raleigh as a model of democracy, set in opposition to modern “threats” of anarchy and communism.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 93 Issue 3, July 2016, p279-307, il, por, f