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Shelter-In-Place Virtual Film Series joins with the Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM) and the Pulaski County chapter of Coming To The Table to host the BLACK FILMS MATTER SERIES, a curated film series to help Americans educate themselves on the historical origins of the current uprisings and protests for racial equity.

FILM #4: Wilmington On Fire

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 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. This incident has been barely mentioned and has been omitted from most history books. It was not until 2006, after the North Carolina General Assembly published a report on it, that the tragedy became known to the general public.

This will be available on the OVEE platform. The URL to enter the screening is: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/tu68c
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