When white supremacists overthrew a government

  • Published: 20 June 2019
  • The hidden history of an American coup.

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    Correction at 7:23: Cynthia's ancestors lived in Wilmington, not her descendants.

    In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens--if not hundreds--of people. How did such a turn of events change the course of the city? For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes. Yet its impacts resonate across the state to this day.

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    The final report from the state commission on 1898 Wilmington: ncdcr.gov/learn/resources-topic/1898-wilmington-race-riot-commission

    An in-depth documentary about the events of 1898: wilmingtononfire.com/about

    The News and Observer’s recent coverage of 1898: newsobserver.com/article192293519.html and media2.newsobserver.com/content/media/2010/5/3/ghostsof1898.pdf

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  • Vox
    Vox   4 months back

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    • Wolfgang Von Bushgangster
      Wolfgang Von Bushgangster  1 weeks back

      @sayingthe thingstheywont yeah vox. What's really going on in SA and why so little coverage?

    • Mubarak Widaa
      Mubarak Widaa  2 weeks back

      Thank You.

    • Tina Morris
      Tina Morris  2 weeks back

      When satan try to remind you of the past remind him and his demon of they future cause they about to loose it all lol 😆😆😆😆

  • Christopher Wright
    Christopher Wright  1 hours back

    White supremacy in Democratic Party and African Americans on the Republican Party , interesting

    • Judy Childs
      Judy Childs  4 hours back

      Heart wrenching!
      And that White Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional, it was written AFTER the Constitution, therefore,
      it cannot upsurp it! That guys who did that should have been sued, and the money ancestors of the victims!!

      • Jason Firewalker
        Jason Firewalker  4 hours back


        • jonathan hilliard
          jonathan hilliard  5 hours back

          Not surprised with these devils

          • teronnie richardson
            teronnie richardson  5 hours back

            Being from North Carolina, this was great that you put a light on this.

            • Troy Jones Sr
              Troy Jones Sr  6 hours back

              The problem is White Racist still control the same Democratic party, they didn't switch.. Conservatives have morals, Don't fight to Genocide Black and Brown Babies for convenience, Democrats still run a plantation and have blinded the Minds of Minorities through a victim Ideaology..giving them crumbs, Tell Lie Vision and Demonic Garbage Music..

              • Timothy Garner
                Timothy Garner  6 hours back

                This is again another atrosity,Were was the national guard to quell these cowardly bigots just running a muck.Want happen today!!!

                • B Wise
                  B Wise  8 hours back

                  Democrat Are the white supremacist They are just the pot calling the kettle black, Still trying to take your FREEDOM.

                  • Xzavior Kain
                    Xzavior Kain  9 hours back

                    The parties haven't changed just the perception

                    • Christian Peterson
                      Christian Peterson  10 hours back

                      So the poor whites got a bit annoyed that their farms weren’t doing so well so they somehow are allowed to lie, murder, LYNCH and in the process rewrite history? I’m at a loss for words. If I was alive at that time I pray I would have stood for the right thing to do

                      • Robert Garvan Snyder
                        Robert Garvan Snyder  21 hours back

                        “The textbooks on NC history have struggled to accurately describe what happened” is a very charitable characterization.

                        • Richard Mays
                          Richard Mays  23 hours back

                          Nice to see the Democratic Party is returning to form.....

                          • B Solo NJ
                            B Solo NJ  24 hours back

                            White supremacists were voted into the white house this time!! Trump administration!

                            • Brittani Johnson
                              Brittani Johnson  1 days back

                              Even with evidence in their face they still denied anything happened to us. It's ok. We know your fruit.

                              • Nathan Metsinger
                                Nathan Metsinger  1 days back

                                2:05 the shift occurred after the new deal...

                                • Beanmachine91
                                  Beanmachine91  1 days back

                                  i cant believe i disliked this video, dont we all need to take second looks?

                                  • I'm wrong because,
                                    I'm wrong because,  1 days back

                                    Now the Supreme Court has ruled how racist and Gerry mnadered NC is. Nothing has changed

                                    • msw51995
                                      msw51995  2 days back

                                      When modern day liberals of the day overthrew the govt*

                                      • Coffee And Carnage
                                        Coffee And Carnage  2 days back

                                        The gerrymandering is the polar opposite of what's going on in this country. Democrats are overthrowing the electoral system and its disgusting

                                        • Coffee And Carnage
                                          Coffee And Carnage  2 days back

                                          Red shirts = antifa

                                          • Nolberto Cristobal
                                            Nolberto Cristobal  2 days back

                                            De democrat PARTY the founder all this and way cal trump racist realy

                                            • Brandon Hopkins
                                              Brandon Hopkins  2 days back

                                              We are at the end of the old ...and the beginning of the new ....race is a concept that stems from social darwinism used to justify imperialism ....the only "race" that is on this planet is the human race defendants from homosapians and hominids....only different cultures

                                              • Quirky Quips
                                                Quirky Quips  2 days back

                                                Anytime I leave a comment about the two parties were switched & this atrocity, I get hit hard. I have since created playlists after seeing this the first time (I couldn't recall where I'd seen it) so thank you for more history lessons. This will go to TRUTH MATTERS and ATROCITIES!

                                                • eric williams
                                                  eric williams  2 days back

                                                  this is why whites in America will suffer greatly!

                                                  • Ricky Nelson
                                                    Ricky Nelson  2 days back

                                                    Thank you.... And this all information comes from a young asian.... whom the US calls a foreigner..... You did well my dear... Keep digging... You will find more horrific stuff buried in the archives of white history.

                                                    • Tina
                                                      Tina  3 days back

                                                      This is their way, always by force, non intelligent specimens, when they want something they just take it by murder, slaughter, war, such an envious type of people.

                                                      • Reign Supreme
                                                        Reign Supreme  3 days back

                                                        White men get real uncomfortable & in their feelings when you bring up their short comings & the white women that find it un-fitting...ijs

                                                        • Lee Wright
                                                          Lee Wright  3 days back

                                                          Democrats yet not Democratic hmmm

                                                          • clobbyhops
                                                            clobbyhops  3 days back

                                                            I wonder what Candace Owen would say about this evidence 🤔

                                                            • Trump looks like a red Shrimp

                                                              Why is Trump people not in the video? We know he loves and is a white supremacist.

                                                              • DetroitLives313
                                                                DetroitLives313  3 days back

                                                                The next time you hear someone say "just get over it" to a black person, direct them to this video.

                                                                • SkateOrDie 1
                                                                  SkateOrDie 1  3 days back

                                                                  This is still the same Democrat Party it has not changed somehow they convinced enough people that they were not the bad ones and they have always been the unfair murderous bad side

                                                                  • Vegan Egoist
                                                                    Vegan Egoist  3 days back

                                                                    You first practise at home before going outside.

                                                                    • Lillie Holmes
                                                                      Lillie Holmes  3 days back

                                                                      Nothing has changed and it's OCT 14, 2019 , these White Racists are killing Black people everyday, the United SNAKES PUT DRUGS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS, MASS INCARCERATION OF BLACK PEOPLE,,, MY DAUGHTER is part of system in Dallas, TX and they continue locking her up, when they Clearly know she is mentally ill, they never get her the help she needs,, Black plantation overseers help the White racist supremacy continue to put my daughter in jail..

                                                                      • mnnh1
                                                                        mnnh1  3 days back

                                                                        Good old Amerikkka. Never did get past the race thing.

                                                                        • Rinne Michelle
                                                                          Rinne Michelle  3 days back

                                                                          Wow. Protecting white womanhood at the expense of an innocent black man...hmmm sounds like modern day

                                                                          • Matthew
                                                                            Matthew  4 days back

                                                                            Dems were racist then, and they are even More racist now..

                                                                            • John L Palmer Palmer
                                                                              John L Palmer Palmer  4 days back

                                                                              Machine guns didnt exist in 1898 so how did white men have machine guns?

                                                                              • babychue
                                                                                babychue  4 days back


                                                                                • Benjamin Ely
                                                                                  Benjamin Ely  4 days back

                                                                                  The gospel of before the Mayflower of the old King James Bible of

                                                                                  • Benjamin Ely
                                                                                    Benjamin Ely  4 days back

                                                                                    The gospel of the Proclamation of Slavery of around the world of scattered of the Bible old King James Bible of 400 years

                                                                                    • TheXDatabase
                                                                                      TheXDatabase  4 days back

                                                                                      now white are facking the same fate

                                                                                      • Brandon Clarke
                                                                                        Brandon Clarke  4 days back

                                                                                        How can people watch this and still be left leaning? The core values haven't changed.

                                                                                        • Brandon Clarke
                                                                                          Brandon Clarke  4 days back

                                                                                          This idea of the Big Switch is so ridiculous. Blacks voted Democrat because they were promised jobs. That's it. That's the big switch

                                                                                          • jonathan harraway
                                                                                            jonathan harraway  4 days back

                                                                                            Don't tell you to love that Cherokees what's loaded as well as blacks

                                                                                            • jonathan harraway
                                                                                              jonathan harraway  4 days back

                                                                                              They don't tell you that blacks and Cherokee were shot as well

                                                                                          • That1Dude 44
                                                                                            That1Dude 44  4 days back

                                                                                            The Dems are done, as their base(blacks) are holding their votes!.. without those votes Democrats can't win a prize at a carnival let alone an election.

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