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Wilmington on Fire (Movie Screening)

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Wells Fargo Auditorium

430 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

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The Charlotte Film Society, Educate to Engage LLC, Free Press , and Democracy NC , presents a screening of Wilmington on Fire. A feature-length documentary that chronicles The Wilmington Massacre of 1898. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a violent overthrow of an existing U.S. government and left countless numbers of African-Americans dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South.

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