Behind this monument, you will find the statue of governor
Charles Brantley Aycock
Aycock was one of the main authors of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, in which the whites took the city government by force, this is considered the
only coup in the history of the United States
Under his govern, he was an advocate for the improvement of
state public school systems
, and after his term, he traveled around the country promoting educational causes.
Which is the last word you can read under the bronze plaque on the left of Aycock?
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