By Patricia B. McGee
Title: A Communication by Mrs. Roger Moore
Extent: 3.0 folders
Scope and Contents of the Materials
In her four page letter, which appeared to be directed to the local newspaper, the Wilmington Messenger, Mrs. Roger Moore took issue with an earlier story in the Elm City Mirror which had claimed that the leader of the "revolution of 1898 in Wilmington" was Colonel Alfred M. Waddell (1834-1912). According to Moore, the leaders were in fact her husband, Colonel Roger Moore and Doctor J. E. Matthews, and that Waddell was not informed of the movement's plans until after his election as Mayor. She credited Colonel Moore with preventing greater violence toward the African American community by refusing to give the order to shoot at a crowd of people and by preventing lynchings at the jail.
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A Communication, MS130, William M. Randall Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
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- Box 1
- Folder 1: Biography of Colonel Roger Moore, 1892
- A biographical Sketch of Colonel Roger Moore from the Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas of the Nineteenth Century, vol. 2. Published: Madison, WI: Bryant & Fuller, 1892. Page 520.
- Folder 2: Letter, ca. 1899
- An original letter, titlesd "A Communication" by Mrs. Roger Moore. Commenting on the events in Wilmington during the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots.
- Folder 3: Letter Copy
- Letter Photocopy of "A Communication by Mrs. Roger Moore"