North Carolina had the first Black Wall Street riot.

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    North Carolina’s museum of history exhibited its Black Wall street story. You hear a lot about the Tulsa race riot which burned down its Black Wall Street, but North Carolina’s Wilmington Insurrection happened before Tulsa’s race riot. The two events were important moments in American history.

    The Tulsa race riot, sometimes referred to as the Tulsa massacre or the Tulsa race riot of 1921, took place between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob attacked residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in TulsaOklahoma.[1] Wikipedia Online states it was considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States.[9] The attack, carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district, at the time the wealthiest black community in the U.S.

    But a black wall street in NORTH CAROLINA was the first to burn according to this exhibit at Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of History.

    exhibit describing The Wilmington, North Carolina Insurrection of 1898
    The Wilmington, North Carolina Insurrection of 1898

    The Wilmington insurrection of 1898, also known as the Wilmington massacre of 1898 or the Wilmington race riot of 1898. It is considered a turning point in post-Reconstruction North Carolina politics. The event marks an era of more severe racial segregation and effective disenfranchisement of African-Americans throughout the South, a shift already underway since passage by Mississippi of a new constitution in 1890 raising barriers to voter registration.




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