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Documentary Screening: Wilmington on Fire
August 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
During both the pre- and post-Civil War eras, lynching was used with impunity by patrols of KKK members to intimidate, terrorize, incarcerate and kill black people. Then as now, unpunished acts of racial intimidation and violence by citizens and officers sworn to protect and serve the people, perpetuate racism in today’s criminal justice system.
Please join Campaign Nonviolence for a pre-screening rally at 5 p.m. on Bicentennial Mall in downtown Raleigh. Dr. Kimberly Muktarian, DC lobbyist and President of Save Our Sons of Raleigh, will lead the rally for racial and criminal justice reform.
The screening and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Wilmington on Fire is a documentary released in 2015 that investigates the history of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898.
A Question & Answer session will be held with Dr. Kimberly following the film and she will share about her involvement in a state-to-state anti-lynching initiative. A love offering will also be collected to help offset the costs of this event.
For questions and to RSVP, please contact Campaign Nonviolence event coordinator Barbara Smalley-McMahan at 919-559/5549 or text the word JUSTICE along with the first names of those attending.
No one will be turned away at the door.