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"Wilmington on Fire" Film Screening

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Knightdale Baptist Church

15 Main Street

Knightdale, NC 27545

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Bethel Outreach Ministries of the Greater Knightdale/Raleigh hosts a film screening plus Q&A of the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on Fire" at Knightdale Baptist Church Family Life Center (15 Main Street) in Knightdale, NC on October 6, 2017 at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and in advance at knightdalewof.eventbrite.com.

Following the screening, the director and several cast members will share their experiences on making the film and discuss their perspective on the 1898 massacre and its impact of the state of North Carolina and the nation as a whole. All proceeds will go towards social programs at Bethel Outreach Ministries of the Greater Knightdale/Raleigh.

Film Synopsis: Rosewood and Tulsa have 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 10th, 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.


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