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Dreamfest 2019: Wilmington on Fire

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TOWN OF CARY’S MLK, Jr. DREAMFEST 2019: Free film screening of the award-winning documentary Wilmington on Fire on January 19, 2019 at 2 pm at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, NC.

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. 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.


January 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wilmington On Fire


Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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