Wilmington Race Riot of 1898

A politically motivated attack by whites against the city’s leading African American citizens, the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 documents the lengths to which Southern White Democrats went to regain political domination of the South after Reconstruction.  The violence began on Thursday, November 10th in … Read MoreWilmington Race Riot of 1898

Niagara Movement (1905-1909)

The Niagara Movement was a civil rights group organized by W.E.B. DuBois and William Monroe Trotter in 1905.  After being denied admittance to hotels in Buffalo, New York, the group of 29 business owners, teachers, and clergy who comprised the initial meeting gathered at Niagara … Read MoreNiagara Movement (1905-1909)