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RACE

The Art of the Backlash

From the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 to the present day, America’s legacy of vigilantism against Blacks — as well as their White allies — is alive and well

This illustration of the 1898 Wilmington massacre typifies how publications of the time promoted misleading characterizations of the incident as a “race riot” or a Black insurrection. Source: History.com/Alamy Photo