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S3 E1: Wilmington, North Carolina Before the Insurrection of 1898






Journalist, podcast host and producer, Nia Clark, revisits often overlooked but important parts of North Carolina's history that have played a significant part in shaping some of the state's most influential African communities such as Wilmington, Raleigh, James City, Princeville and Durham. Clark also begins a deep dive exploration of the city of Wilmington before the 1898 Wilmington Insurrection and coup d'etat. Guests on this episode include attorney, legal scholar and author of Jim Crow in North Carolina: The Legislative Program from 1865 to 1920, Richard Paschal, as well as North Carolina Central State University Law Professor Irving Joyner.


Guests In This Episode




“...Republicans maintained a political power here in North Carolina. That was really unusual. Even after reconstruction, there were Republican governors . The dividing line in North Carolina was razor thin between the Democrats and the Republicans. ~Richard Paschal

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Musical Attribution:


1. Title: African Moon by John Bartmann. License, disclaimer and copyright information: CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/




2. Title: Window Sparrows by Axletree. Licensed under a Attribution License. License, disclaimer and copyright information: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)




3. Musical selections also provided by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.



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