A Dark and Forgotten Chapter of American History
Adding this to my to read list.
Yet another shameful episode in our history that’s too little known and discussed. And yes, another book for my reading list. Thank you!
Shameful and horrific. Growing up, I learned more about the Tulsa Massacre than the earlier Wilmington Coup and Massacre, which from what you report above is not unusual. But when we moved to North Carolina 10 years ago, I learned more about the history in Wilmington, and it was absolutely mind-blowing to me. Frankly, it still is. Not only the chilling events themselves but the coverup afterward was stunning to me. They not only destroyed families but the prior records, apparently acting as though nothing unusual had taken place.
I am familiar with the Wilmington massacre and coup. Horrific event in our awful history of white supremacy.
This same model is being used trans folks by asshole Republicans "they're grooming and coming for your children." And against migrants "they're bringing in Fentanyl and creating a crime wave." And on and on. If there is any cosmic justice these people will spend hell as a member of the minority group they harassed, constantly run down, marginalized and killed by people just like themselves. For eternity.