Manuel Lloyd and Dalvonte Howard look at how a real estate company forced low income, Black community members in Wilmington, North Carolina, out of their homes after some units in an apartment complex were damaged by 2018 major storm, Hurricane Florence.
The displacement reveals deeper racial issues in Wilmington, and a sordid past where gentrification, in the form of a citywide massacre of African Americans and some white supporters occurred in 1898. At the turn of the 19th Century, Wilmington shifted and has not been the same. With the recent housing issues, residue of gross mistreatment of Black Wilmingtons, some who are descendants the massacre, continue.
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