Register for ‘Wilmington On Fire’ Filmmaker Discussion & Tour

Thursday, March 30 | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. Fourth St. Wilmington, NC, 28401
Join us as we explore the history of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and contemplate the role lawyers play in achieving justice today. To make the most of the day, please watch the film “Wilmington on Fire” by clicking this link:

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Morning Agenda | All Participants

Afternoon Agenda | NEXT Cohort Only

Film Synopsis
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.

Wilmington 1898 Tour & Film Discussion