Islah Speller gave a walking tour of Wilmington, North Carolina's Sugar Hill neighborhood and explained how the 1898 coup d'etat changed the city. After the Civil War, Wilmington had and African American majority. Many of the city's prominent African American leaders lived and worked in the Sugar Hill Neighborhood.
C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2017 LCV Cities Tour" in Wilmington, North Carolina, from February 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
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