Alex) Manly (1866-1944) was an
African-American newspaper editor
Carolina in the late
19th century and a descendant of North Carolina Gov.
he became the editor of the Wilmington Daily Record, the only African-American-owned
daily newspaper in the United States in its time.
Manly denounced lynching
Alexander Manly's newspaper office was destroyed in the 1898 Wilmington race riots
on November 10, 1898. He was forced to flee the city to escape
being murdered by a bloodthirsty white mob. Manly relocated to
. Little is
definitively known about his later life, but he is known to have
helped found the Armstrong Association, a forerunner of the
His papers and pictures of at least one of his two sons are in the
archives at the University of North Carolina.
- http://www.newsobserver.com/1370/story/512435.html "Lewin
Manly: The injustice we never forget" Charlotte Observer and News
& Observer story by Eric Frazier]
- News & Observer: The Ghosts of 1898
- http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/0065/ UNC