Thursday, June 08, 2006

America's Only Coup d'Etat?

Wilmington, North Carolina - 380 miles outside the Beltway

Observant Observations comments on North Carolina's recent claim to America's only recorded coup d'etat:

The 1898 violence began when white vigilantes, resentful after years of black and Republican political rule during Reconstruction, burned the printing press of a black newspaper publisher, Alexander Manly.

Violence spread, resulting in an exodus of 2,100 blacks, the commission concluded. Then the largest city in the state, Wilmington flipped from a black majority to a white majority in the months that followed.

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