The idea behind the Capitol riots dates back to 1898 when the white supremacists took down the elected government. After the elections of 1898, the white supremacists were not in favor of the elected government and therefore, they managed to overthrow the government.
The incident took place in Wilmington, North Carolina – then the largest city of the state. This was an era when black people were struggling in the United States and were treated like slaves.
It is believed to be the only coup in United States history, but it was a successful one. The black population was stripped of their basic human rights, including the right to vote.
It was a dark era for the United States. The country has come a long way since then. This coup was brought into the light after the United States capital was attacked on January 6 by Trump’s supporters.
Trump supporters came out in huge numbers and stormed the Capitol after a speech from Donald Trump. This has caused fear among the masses about the inaugural day when Biden will take the oath as the President of the United States.
Slavery was abolished after the US civil war in 1865, but the incident that occurred in 1898 sparked fear. Their fear was a genuine concern for the government as it was opposed by white supremacists in the Southern region.
There are lessons to be learned from the Wilmington incident to maintain a balance between white and black people in America. This balance is going to be the key to maintaining a peaceful environment in the entire country, especially after the Capitol riots.
The recent incidents show that white supremacists were inspired by the events of Wilmington in 1898. The people should look at history and learn from their mistakes as the Wilmington incident has to offer many lessons to learn.