Sunday, December 29, 2013

The WILMINGTON ON FIRE Documentary Needs Your Support Via Kickstarter For Post-Production Costs & More

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Filmmaker Christopher Everett's full-length documentary, 'Wilmington on Fire', is a piece of history that must be told.

This project needs help on Kickstarter. The project is currently about $10,000 away from its goal. The Kickstarter campaign ends on January 1, 2014, at 12:01PM.

'Wilmington on Fire', is a documentary, focusing on the Wilmington Massacre of 1898. This important piece of history isn't talked about within mainstream historical entities or educational institutions. This documentary will help facilitate a broader scope of knowledge on the Massacre of 1898 and present it to a wider audience.

Description via Christopher Everett [Wilmington on Fire Facebook page]:
WILMINGTON ON FIRE is a feature-length documentary that will give a historical and present day look at 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 (coup d'etat) and 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. This incident is 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 public. The film features interviews from historians, authors, activists and descendants of the victims of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898. © 2011 Christopher Everett

For more information on this documentary, please watch the trailer below.

To spread the word and/or make a contribution to help support the post-production costs of Christopher Everett's 'Wilimington on Fire' documentary, please visit the Kickstarter page at:


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