What happened that day was nearly lost to history. The only coup d’etat in the country! For decades, the perpetrators were cast as heroes in American history textbooks. The black victims were wrongly described as instigators. It took nearly a century for the truth of what really happened to begin to creep back into public awareness.
Pre-registration is required.
This event is free. Suitable for ages 10+.
Register online – https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910-254-0907.
Historian – Sonya Bennetone–Patrick
Sonya Bennetone – Patrick (AmenRa) is the director of NHC chapter of the Black Leadership Caucus. She has dedicated her life to fighting for social justice and change within the political, medical and educational system. She has also worked hard to educate the community about the current and historical impact of racism. She has remained unrelenting, persevering in her fight for social justice, using both organizational strategies as well as civil protest. Sonya is founder and chair of the 1898 Observance Committee, Inc. Sonya Bennetone – Patrick (AmenRa) currently is a community organizer holds various offices on the national, state, regional and county level.