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Monday, November 24, 2014

Dems Approve Reparations For Descendents of Blacks Victimized by 1898 Wilmington Race Riot

Also know as the Wilmington Massacre or the Wilmington Race Riot, the 1898 incident, during which Democratic Party white supremacists violently overturned an elected government, is seen as a watershed moment for ushering in racial segregation throughout the south. Dozens of black residents were killed during the attack and more than 2,100 blacks left the city permanently, turning it into a white majority.

The N.C. Democratic Party’s State Executive Committee passed a resolution on Saturday which reads, “The legacy of this holocaust still haunts the economic and political life of Wilmington, as many white-owned businesses and political careers were financed with the spoils of the devastating attack, and African Americans in New Hanover county today own less than 1% of local businesses and have only two black elected officials…”

Wilmington resident Sonya Bennetone, who was instrumental in getting the Democratic Party to pass the resolution, is demanding that blacks be given compensation for the incident, although she failed to divulge how many people would be eligible. Bennetone said it was a “disservice” to have monuments recognizing the massacre without the additional measure of reparations. » Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

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Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wilmington Coup d'Etat of 1898, also known as the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 or the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898, occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina starting on November 10, 1898 and continued for several days. It is considered a turning point in post-Reconstruction North Carolina politics. The event is credited as ushering in an era of severe racial segregation and disfranchisement throughout the South. Laura Edwards wrote in Democracy Betrayed (2000), "What happened in Wilmington became an affirmation of white supremacy not just in that one city, but in the South and in the nation as a whole."[1] Originally described by whites as a race riot (suggesting blacks were at fault), the events are now classified as a coup d'etat, as white Democratic insurgents overthrew the legitimately elected local government.[2][3] A mob of nearly 2,000 men attacked the only black newspaper in the state, and persons and property in black neighborhoods, killing an estimated 15 to more than 60 victims.[4] Two days after the election of a Fusionist white mayor and biracial city council, two-thirds of which was white, Democratic Party white supremacists illegally seized power and overturned the elected government. Led by Alfred Waddell, who was defeated in 1878 as the congressional incumbent by Daniel L. Russell (elected governor in 1896), more than 2,000 white men participated in an attack on the black newspaper, Daily Record, burning down the building. They ran officials and community leaders out of the city, and killed many blacks in widespread attacks, especially destroying the Brooklyn neighborhood. They took photographs of each other during the events. The Wilmington Light Infantry (WLI) and federal Naval Reserves, ordered to quell the riot, became involved, using rapid-fire weapons and killing several black men in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Both black and white residents later appealed for help after the coup to President William McKinley, but his administration did not respond, as Governor Russell had not requested aid. After the riot, more than 2,100 blacks left the city permanently, having to abandon their businesses and properties, turning it from a black-majority to a white-majority city. In the 1990s, a grassroots movement arose in the city to acknowledge and discuss the events more openly, and try to reconcile the different accounts of what had happened. This was similar to efforts in Florida and Oklahoma to recognize the early 20th-century race riots of Rosewood and Tulsa, respectively, in which white mobs had attacked and killed blacks. The city planned events around the insurrection's centennial in 1998, and numerous residents took part in related discussions and education events. In 2000 the state legislature authorized a commission to produce a history of the events and to evaluate the economic impact and costs to black residents, with consideration of reparation for descendants of victims. Its report was completed in 2006.


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