Original copies of 1898 black-owned newspaper rediscovered

One of seven original copies of The Daily Record A significant part of Wilmington’s black history has been rediscovered by a New York Times Magazine writer, some Wilmington students and a researcher. Seven copies of The Daily Record, a black-owned newspaper in 1898, have been located.

The Supreme Court’s Failure To Protect Blacks’ Rights

After the Civil War, 4 million former slaves were looking for social equality and economic opportunity. It wasn’t clear initially whether they would enjoy full-fledged citizenship or would be subjugated by the white population. In the 1860s, it was the Republican Party in Washington — the home of former abolitionists — that sought to grant…