The Wilmington coup d’état of 1898, began in Wilmington, North Carolina on 10 Nov, 1898 and continued for several days. It is considered a turning point in post-Reconstruction North Carolina politics. The event is credited as ushering in an era of severe racial segregation and disenfranchisement of African-Americans throughout the Southeastern United States. Continue reading “1898 – The Wilmington Insurrection is the only instance of a coup d’état in American history”