This short doc documents the 1898 coup d'etat in Wilmington where a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders and killed dozens of people. Vox is producing a new series called “Missing Chapter,” that tells stories that often don’t make it into our history books. I was given the opportunity to serve as director of photography for this first episode. I was responsible for capturing all audio and video interviews, b-roll, and aerial footage.
From Vox: “In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens--if not hundreds--of people. How did such a turn of events change the course of the city? For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes. Yet its impacts resonate across the state to this day.”