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Wilimington on Fire: The Massacre of 1898






WILMINGTON ON FIRE is a feature-length documentary that will give a historical and present day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898. African Americans were an enfranchised and active segment of the Wilmington government during Reconstruction. During the 1890s, three main parties existed within North Carolina politics: Populists, Republicans, and Democrats.

The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina.

As the mob marched through the white section of town, spectators joined and the crowd grew larger reaching about 2,000 at its largest.13 When the mob reached the office, they broke in and burned it down. A group of men posed in front of the building in the photo below.

The film features interviews from historians, authors, activists and descendants of the victims of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898.



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