Wilmington on Fire

Director: Christopher Everett
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Running Time:
89:00

Screening Info:
Saturday, November 14
4:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Credits:
Producers:
Christopher Everett
Blackhouse Publishing

Executive Producer:
Pete Chatmon

Director of Photography:
Isiah Donte' Lee

Additional Photography:
Jesse Kale

Editor:
Don Stafford

Composer:
Matthew Head

Starring:
Larry Reni Thomas, Dr. Lewin Manly, Faye Chaplin, Inez Eason, Dr. Umar Johnson, William Darity Jr., LeRae Umfleet, Kent Chatfield, Queen Quet, Sonya Patrick, Daawud Muhammad
The Wilmington Massacre 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 coup d'état in the United States that left countless numbers of African-American citizens 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. “Wilmington on Fire” gives a compelling historical and present day look at this event showing how the violent overthrow of an existing government not only cemented white supremacy in the city of Wilmington and the state of North Carolina but also throughout the United States of America.