The Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues. We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, June 24th for Wilmington on Fire at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. Entry is free. The Road House menu will be available if you want to order lunch or a snack.
"Wilmington on Fire" is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles The Wilmington Massacre of 1898. 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.
Doors open at 12:30, Movie at 12:45. Run time 89 minutes.
Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.
39 West St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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