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Film screening: "Wilmington on Fire"

  • Anchorlight 1401 South Bloodworth Street Raleigh, NC, 27610 United States (map)

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. Learn more about the film here.

Join us for a FREE screening plus a Q&A with the director at Anchorlight in Raleigh.

The event is part of the community programming around artist Dare Coulter's exhibition at Anchorlight called "Right Before We Fly," which is a sculptural installation that focuses on our audacity to dream beyond the limitations that are set before us.

RSPV for the event here. Slots are limited.

About "Right Before We Fly"

Dare Coulter's "Right Before We Fly" is the first exhibition produced through the Black On Black Project's Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship and is on view at Anchorlight in Raleigh until March 31.