It was one of the darkest and most tragic days in our history and this week the City of Wilmington, in partnership with New Hanover County and local community organizations, will hold educational events to commemorate the victims of the 1898 massacre and coup d’état.
A full list of the events can be found here.
The Cape Fear Museum has thorough timeline of the events that led up to the massacre.
1898 Church Revival
This past weekend, the 1898 Church Revival photo exhibit was held at City Hall. This gallery featured photos from many of the Wilmington area’s historic African American churches from back more than 100 years ago, along with other historical Black figures like Alexander Manly, allowing residents to look back at history and possibly see images of family from decades ago.
Nov. 10 Wreath-laying Ceremony
On Thursday, dozens of community leaders in Wilmington gathered inside Council Chambers to hold a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the victims of the massacre.