Tryon Palace to Present a Historical Look at the 1898 Wilmington Massacre

NEW BERN, NC – July 20, 2017


Christopher Everett’s film “Wilmington on Fire” will be presented at the North Carolina History center on July 20 at 7pm.


“Wilmington on Fire” is an 89 minute feature length documentary on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington, NC. The film shows and documents the event that introduced Jim Crow segregation in NC. The film has won numerous awards and has screened at several universities and film festivals such as the 2015 Cucalorus Film Festival, 2016 North Carolina Black Film Festival, 2016 Sankofa Film Festival, 2017 Pan African Film Festival and recently the 2017 Longleaf Film Festival in which “Wilmington on Fire” won ‘Best Historical Documentary Feature’.


Viewers will walk away from the film with increased knowledge and awareness of the impact of the Wilmington Massacre.


Following the film, there will be a Q & A session with Christopher Everett, writer, film director and film producer from Laurinburg, North Carolina. He has experience in film, graphic arts and marketing. He is a 2002 graduate of King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina with a degree in Graphic Design & Graphic Arts.



Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

July 21: Lunch and Learn: A History of Dogs as Pets
July 22: Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair
July 25: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
July 29: A Look at Eighteenth Century Chair Joinery