Mike Wiley and historian David Cecelski will have a broad-ranging discussion on David’s lifetime of scholarship and writing on race and history in eastern North Carolina. They’ll focus especially on David’s recent essay, “Summer of the Red Shirts,” which tells the story of the 1900 white supremacy movement and disfranchisement campaign that may well have shaped the nature of systemic racism in North Carolina today more than any other moment in the state’s history.
You can find his essay “Summer of the Red Shirts” and other recent historical work by David Cecelski at www.davidcecelski.com.
Dr. David Cecelski is the author of several books and more than 700 articles on race, culture and history in eastern North Carolina. Among his books are The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War and The Waterman’s Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina. With Tim Tyson, he also edited Democracy Betrayed: the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy.