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A Day of Blood

The 1898 Wilmington race Riot

Revised edition

By LeRae Sikes Umfleet

A Day of Blood

Approx. 310 pp., 8.5 x 11, 105 halftones, notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6501-1
    Published: May 2020

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Originally published in 2009, the revised edition includes a foreword by Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson, Chair of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Shaw University. In this thoroughly researched, definitive study, LeRae Umfleet examines the actions that precipitated the coup; the details of what happened in Wilmington on November 10, 1898; and the long-term impact of that day in both North Carolina and across the nation.

About the Author

LeRae Sikes Umfleet is Chief of Collections Management for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in history from East Carolina University. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Umfleet was a research historian in the Research Branch of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. In 2007 she received the American Association for State and Local History's Award of Merit and WOW Award for her work on the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Report.
For more information about LeRae Sikes Umfleet, visit the Author Page.