The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chestnutt

The Jim Crow Era of legal repression of African Americans begins in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 11, 1898 when the white citizens of the town violently overthrew the legally elected government and installed new white leaders with a new “Wilmington Declaration of Independence” ¬†which stated the city “would no longer be ruled, and will never again be ruled by men of African origin.” From … Continue reading The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chestnutt