Wilmington on Fire Burning History of Black Towns into Minds Virtually

The documentary film Wilmington on Fire has found its way back to burning history into the minds of people virtually as the current protests against police violence and the murders of Black people have caused many in the Black community to awaken to supporting Black businesses and collective efforts.  Wilmington on Fire makes it clear that this is not the first time that Black people have come together to be self-sufficient.  The systemic racism that people are now fighting against was the result of what happened in Wilmington, NC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation in 1898 and has left the Black community there still struggling for equality and equity.

Filmmaker Christopher Everett began the premiere of Wilmington on Fire on Blk Docs in a dialogue with actress, Erika Alexander who is working on a documentary about reparations herself.

The discussion about this film will continue on June 30, 2020 with Larry Reni Thomas.  To register for the dialogue go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blk-docs-live-qa-larry-reni-thomas-tickets-109991960916?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing&fbclid=IwAR3wM4Y7M5ULNjHhFC2QKeriOEg5x4SI3KpUzCxG_Go6_y27us6zpYNuOjA

 

Not only is Larry Reni Thomas in this enlightening documentary, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) also makes an appearance:

Queen Quet interviewed filmmaker Christopher Everett on Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) when the film was first screened in Wilmington:

This was followed by a dialogue about the film and what has been left behind in the ashes of the businesses that were burned down in Wilmington:

She engaged cast members in a dialogue about the film during the screening on historic St. Helena Island, SC:

May “Seed & Spark” ignite a new flame to burn this part of Black History into the minds of everyone that views Wilmington on Fire while it shows online between June 25th and July 2, 2020.  Make sure to register, view, and discuss this film if you truly believe in bringing about racial equity:

https://www.seedandspark.com/festivals/blk-docs?fbclid=IwAR37TpeOZJEaA3v8PxrJlvpT5rzaERk2i-7sWqzPcyi7ooBayC9mnIQaB_s

 

103700088_3163053980426199_1345508388767362598_o


To learn more about the Black Townships in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, purchase “A Place fa We: Black Townships on the Coast of the Gullah/Geechee Nation” from www.GullahGeechee.biz.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: