Up Next!!! Christopher Everett
Wilmington on Fire film screening + “How Artists Can Create Social Change” panel discussion at UNCW Kenan Auditorium in Wilmington, NC, Jan. 21st @ 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Kenan Box Office at 910.962.3500 between the hours of 12pm and 6pm Monday through Friday, or online at Etix.com
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.
I’ve always had a love for researching and learning more about African-American history,
especially history that is rarely discussed or talked about. That was one of the main reasons
why I decided to do a film on the 1898 Massacre in Wilmington, North Carolina. I really wanted
to make a film from the perspective of the African-American victims and also how the Coup
plotters were able to pull of this horrific event that changed the course of American history
forever. I want this film to really engage and start dialogue on this history along with current
race relations not only in Wilmington and throughout North Carolina, but all over America.
The discussion of economic reparations must be brought to the mainstream for these atrocities
such as the Wilmington Massacre and I hope this film will lead the way towards that.
– Christopher Everett
Running Time: 89 minutes
Production Year: 2015
Format: HD 1080
Director: Christopher Everett
Producers: Christopher Everett & Blackhouse Publishing
Executive Producer: Pete Chatmon
Featured Cast: 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
Additional Cast: Dr. Claud Anderson, Dr. Terry Jackson, Roger Hubbard, Al McSurely, Susi
Hamilton, Wendel White, Willie Vereen
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