In the 1890’s, Wilmington, North Carolina had a thriving black middle class, but that ended in 1898, with a bloody campaign of violence and intimidation by white supremacists. On the next Fresh Air, Terry Gross speaks with journalist David Zucchino talks about his book Wilmington’s Lie. Join us.
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(Photo: Wilmington’s Lie, by David Zucchino – Book cover)