Wilmington On Fire (BDFMatter)

July 31, 2020
6:00pm Central Time
 07/31/2020 06:00:00 pm07/31/2020 07:00:00 pmAmerica/ChicagoWilmington On Fire (BDFMatter)Our Black Doc Films Matter Series is curated 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.https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/tu68cKwami Abdul-Beyapjmm2019@gmail.comfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Our Black Doc Films Matter Series is curated 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.

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The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series

The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series is a joint project of Arkansas PBS (ArPBS), Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA), Arkansas Cinema Society (ACS), Washitaw Foothills Youth Media Arts & Literacy Collective (WFYMALC), Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association (AMFAA), and Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM).

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  • Kwami Abdul-Bey

    Co-Convenor of the Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM)

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