2:30 pm, Oct 10

Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

History

This book, the 2021 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, uses contemporary newspaper accounts, diaries, letters and official communications to create a gripping and compelling narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate and fear and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history. This session is part of our "A More Perfect Union" track, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.