You might have heard in the news recently about commemorating the centennial of the Tulsa Massacre of 1921 (the destruction of "Black Wall Street.") You might — or might not — be surprised that Tulsa isn't the only event of its kind.
In 1898, the elected government of Wilmington, North Carolina, was overthrown by whites who were outraged at the success of Blacks in Wilmington. This uprising resulted in deaths, banishments, and the destruction of numerous businesses in town. It decimated the Black middle class in Wilmington for generations.
In this episode, Tim Pinnick, a noted genealogist and historian, explains the efforts underway to study the people who were there at the time. What happened to the families of those who were killed? What of the banished and their families?
Not only does Tim explain what happened in 1898, but how you can help with the research efforts.
You can find the show notes, including links to numerous resources, at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/65.