Film Screening: Wilmington On Fire

In 1898, a years-long white supremacists’ campaign targeting Wilmington culminated in the murder of dozens of African American citizens and the violent overthrow of the democratically elected city government. Join us for a documentary screening & discussion of this painful history and how it still affects our state today.

Featuring historians Freddie Parker (NCCU), David Cecelski, & LeRae Umfleet (NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources), and Filmmaker Chris Everett.

Moderated by James Williams (Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition).

Meeting Room B

Sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities, Carolina K-12, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition, and Chapel Hill Public Library.

  • Being Mortal
    April 19, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wilmington On Fire
    January 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • The Life of Bayard Rustin
    June 23, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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