Marker now calls 1898 violence a 'coup,' not a 'race riot'

Marker now calls 1898 violence a 'coup,' not a 'race riot'

In this Oct. 28, 2019, photo, a worker with the North Carolina Department of Transportation covers the 1898 Wilmington coup highway historic marker that will be unveiled at a ceremony, in Wilmington, N.C. The marker commemorates the violent overthrow by white Democrats of the fusion government of legitimately elected blacks and white Republicans in Wilmington. The Democrats burned and killed their way to power in what's viewed as a flashpoint for the Jim Crow era of segregation and the only successful coup d'etat in American history. (Hunter Ingram/The Star-News via AP)

Marker now calls 1898 violence a 'coup,' not a 'race riot'

In this Oct. 28, 2019, photo, a worker with the North Carolina Department of Transportation covers the 1898 Wilmington coup highway historic marker that will be unveiled at a ceremony, in Wilmington, N.C. The marker commemorates the violent overthrow by white Democrats of the fusion government of legitimately elected blacks and white Republicans in Wilmington. The Democrats burned and killed their way to power in what's viewed as a flashpoint for the Jim Crow era of segregation and the only successful coup d'etat in American history. (Hunter Ingram/The Star-News via AP)
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