The wrecked




Democracy's Denial:
Revolutions in Wilmington
[1898 and After]


Program Credits

Produced, written and directed by Alan Lipke

Script Editor is Jude Thilman

Narrator is Verna Avery Brown

Sound Design and Engineering by James Beckwith, Common Touch Music

Texts were read by Bernard Theursam, Steven McGruder, Caroline Jett, Tony Rivenbark, Gil Johnson, Boise Holmes, and Michael Du Mouchel

Music provided by Blind Willie Johnson, David Shepard, Smithsonian Folkways and Bernice Johnson Reagon, John Phillip Sousa and John Coltrane, Kip Lornell, Michael Luster, and assorted 100% American (KKK) record labels of the 1920s; "Run, Mary, Run, You Got a Right to the Tree of Life" by the Seniorlites, "You Better Run to the City of Refuge" by the Rev. C. J. Johnson and Family, "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"  by the United Southern Prayer Band of Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, and "Early My God Without Delay" by The Richard Allen Singers, from Wade in the Water: African American Congregation Singing, used by permission of Smithsonian Folkways recordings.

Special thanks to Scot Simpson, Amber Milliken, Dave Robertson and the Wilmington community, including WHQR-FM, the 1898 Centennial Foundation, and the YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear for their help with the Wilmington forum segments.

Our thanks also to The University of North Carolina, Professors David Cecelski, Laura Edwards, Tom Schmid, Lee Ann Whites, Leon Prather, Thomas Hardy, Duke University's Behind the Veil archive, the New Hanover Public Library, and the Cape Fear Museum.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Southern Humanities Media Fund, the North Carolina Humanities Council, this and other Public Radio International stations nationwide, and the PRI program fund including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, made this program possible. 














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