In the 1890s Wilmington, North Carolina had a thriving black middle class, a large black electorate, and black representatives in local government. But that ended in 1898, with a bloody campaign of violence and intimidation by white supremacists. On the next Fresh air, Dave Davies talks with journalist David Zucchino. His new book is titled Wilmington’s Lie. Join us.
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