WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Dozens gathered at the 1898 Memorial early Saturday morning for the Reverse the Curse Prayer March. The march aimed to remember the 1898 Massacre and also promote nonviolence in the city.
During the 1898 race riots, hundreds of black residents were driven out of the city. Many were told to never come back, and dozens were killed during the riots.
During Saturday's march, participates retraced the steps taken during a march in November of 1898.
The event was the first of two events in the Port City on Saturday aimed at promoting nonviolence.
The second event, Praise in the Park, will feature Snoop Dog's mother as a speaker. That event starts at noon and runs until 4 p.m.
It will take place at the MLK Ball Center.
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