Film Screening, "Wilmington on Fire" w/ filmmaker Christopher Everett

 

Date/Time

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location

IG Greer Theater
401 Academy Street
Boone, NC 28607

Description

Wilmington on Fire (synopsis): Rosewood has long been infamous, but Wilmington came first and was even more devastating in its effects. In 1898, Wilmington was North Carolina's largest city, with a majority black population, a thriving black middle class, and a biracial Republican-Populist fusion government. On November 10, an armed mob of Democrat-backed white supremacists opened fire on African American neighborhoods, slaughtering hundreds and driving thousands out of the city for good. In a five-year passion project that consumed all his resources, director Christopher Everett amassed rare photographs, original research, and testimonies from historians and descendants of the victims to uncover a shocking event that marked a turning point in the politics of the post-Reconstruction South.

Contact

  • Closest Town or City:
    • Boone
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • ASU,
    • Films/Movies

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