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"Wilmington Riot of November 10, 1898" Source Documents

Identifier: SC-MS-069

Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled in 1973 by Michael Glancy, to complete his Multiple Abilities Project research report entitled "The Wilmington Riot of November 10, 1898." The collection includes xerographic, microform, and photocopies of newspaper and periodical articles, letters, memoranda, resolutions, and memoirs of some of the principal participants in the November 10, 1898 racially-motivated coup d'etat of Wilmington, NC.


  • 1865-1936 (photocopies)

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical Note

On November 10, 1898, a group of white leaders and antagonizers forcibly seized control of the government in Wilmington, North Carolina. They destroyed the local Black-owned newspaper, The Daily Record, attacked and killed African-Americans, and ran many out of town and their businesses, all with the goal of rolling back rights and opporunities the Black community had obtained in Reconstruction Wilmington and North Carolina. The incident is often cited as the catalyst for the Jim Crow era in the South.


.2 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box)



Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Michael Glancy in 1973.

Related Publications

Glancy, Michael L., The Wilmington riot of November 10, 1898. 1973 (SENC F263.5 .g45 1973)

Processing Information

Collection originally processed by Lana Donaldson Taylor in 1994. In 2015, this collection was rehoused with current archival standard materials by Maya Rodgers.

"Wilmington Riot of November 10, 1898" Source Documents
Lana Donaldson Taylor
1994 April 15
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository