The storming of the Capitol building last week was violent, deadly, and shameful. But it wasn’t unprecedented. This week on Into America, Trymaine Lee tells the story of the only successful coup on American soil – when in 1898, white supremacists in Wilmington, North Carolina carried out a riot and insurrection, targeting Black lawmakers and residents. Inez Campbell Eason, whose family survived the coup, explains how the violence still impacts the city today. Plus, Xavier University history professor, Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-Decuir, explains why knowing our past is the first step to ending the cycle of violence.
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American Coup | Into America Podcast – Ep. 97 | MSNBC