Daniel Wright was one of the Black men killed on November 10, 1898. Wright had been a member of the New Hanover County Republican Executive Committee and his home was at 810 N. 3rd Street in 1897. Wright was listed in the 1880 census as a worker in the rice fields near Wilmington. On November 28, 1898, it was reported in the Wilmington Star that the remains of Black man John S. Wright, drowned in Cape Fear, were found near Navassa, after he had been missing for two weeks. It is unknown if the two men were related.
[Taken from 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Report, page 279.]
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