Wilmington on Fire Film Screening

Wilmington on Fire Film Screening

Fri, March 15, 2019

7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, NC

Free

Wilmington on Fire
Wilmington on Fire
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.

Director Chris Everett will host a question & answer session immediately following the film.
Venue Information:
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
http://www.hawriverballroom.com/