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6.30.03

1898 race riot discussion

An 1898 Commission is seeking testimonies to the Riot of 1898. The NC General Assembly established the commission to research factual documentation pertaining to the race relations in Wilmington in 1898. To do that the commission is holding three public hearings at the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington. It is trying to get an accurate depiction of what lead up to the riot and how history was affected because of it. Citizens are asked to bring any information to the commission, whether it be a small note to a journal or even a book about the events. The commission will then sift through all the facts and come to a conclusion of what happened during the riot. For more information, you can log on to the commission's web site at www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/1898-wrrc

The next public hearings held at the Cape Fear Museum will be Sunday July 20th and Sunday August 10th from 2PM to 4PM.

Reported By Heather Higgins: hhiggins@wect.com

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