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The Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 W Morgan St, Durham, North Carolina 27701
On October 11, 2018, there will be a FREE reception and FREE film screening of the award-winning documentary Wilmington on Fire
at The Carolina Theatre of Durham
. The reception will start at 6:00 pm and the film will start at 7:00 pm. There will also be a Q&A discussion with the director and subjects of the film after the film screening. The event is hosted by the City of Durham Human Relations Commission
, The Human Relations Division of the Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, and The Mayor's Hispanic/Latino Committee.
RSVP FOR FREE HERE: https://durhamfairhousing.com/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. 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.