By The Associated Press | February 3, 2021 at 2:49 PM EST – Updated February 3 at 3:51 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WECT) – The home of a former North Carolina newspaper publisher who helped orchestrate the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 in which at least 60 Blacks were killed and the city government overthrown has been removed from a list of historic landmarks.
According to the book, “Wilmington’s Lie,” Daniels was a former publisher of The News & Observer and conspired with others to instill fear and anger among the white residents of Wilmington, a majority Black town in which both elected Black and whites worked together.
A state-sanctioned report of the massacre lists Daniels as one of the prominent figures of the only coup d’etat in United States history.
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