Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Opera House - Ad - boxing films

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Title Opera House - Ad - boxing films
Date 11/17/1897
Item Type Newspaper (advertisement)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Ad for Corbett vs. Fitzsimmons fight at Opera House. Beside the ad is an article "the Mayoralty Muddle," regarding the make up of Wilmington local government and election/appointment of black city officials that was challenged by Democrats,
Notes The "Mayoralty Muddle" article helps to provide context for racial tensions that will explode in 1898 riot.
Associated Venues Opera House
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Repository North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill