Wilmington on Fire

Wilmington on Fire

We are not sure of the release date for Wilmington on Fire. It was released at the box office on 2015-11-14 so we estimate it was released to DVD in February 2016.

Wilmington on Fire on IMDb Documentary and History

Director: Chris Everett

Cast: Larry Reni Thomas, Dr. Lewin Manly, Inez Eason, and Dr. Umar Johnson

"Wilmington on Fire" is a feature-length documentary that gives a historical and present day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to compensation. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is also considered one of the only examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government (coup d'etat) and left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead. This event was the springboard for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow (segregation) throughout the state of North Carolina, and the American South.