racial disparities

10:33 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Local Writer Says More Should Be Done to Remember the 1898 Coup D’état

The Manly printing press for the Wilmington Record was destroyed during the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot.
New Hanover Co. Public Library

As February is Black History Month, we turn our attention to the 1898 coup d’état in Wilmington.  WHQR spoke with Philip Gerard, author of Cape Fear Rising.

In 1898, a group of white supremacists overthrew the democratically elected biracial government of Wilmington and replaced it with officials who instituted the first Jim Crow laws in North Carolina.  Philip Gerard, a creative writing professor at UNCW, researched these events for his historical novel: 

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6:42 am
Thu October 3, 2013

UNC Center for Civil Rights Study Highlights Racial Disparities in Public Education

The Inclusion Project
UNC Center for Civil Rights

A staggeringly high number of minority students in New Hanover and Pender Counties live near high-poverty elementary schools. 

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