Understanding 1898: America’s Only Coup D’état

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On November 10, 1898, white supremacists forcefully removed black politicians from the Wilmington, DE city government, killing as many as 300 people in the nation’s only coup d’etat. WQHR’s project documents that event, creating an educational resource for the community to explore an under-documented aspect of the city’s and nation’s history. And interactive map follows the arc of the coup with historical photos, documents, and video interviews embedded at key points.