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Wilmington on Fire: A Full-Length Documentary Film Screening

September 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Forest at Duke Auditorium

Directed, Produced, and Presented by Christopher Everett


Note:  Registration for this event is now closed, as our participation is at capacity. If you wish to join the wait list, please click to register below or email

Wilmington on Fire is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party 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.

The film has a run time of 89 minutes. Christopher Everett will host a Q&A session immediately following.

Reservations are required for this free evening event, as a part of our 2019 Evening with The Forest programming. To inquire about availability and to make a reservation, please email or call 919-433-2385. Space is limited, so please register by September 20.