The Goldsboro-Wayne branch NAACP is hosting the showing of “Wilmington On Fire,” a heavy and enlightening documentary on the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 – the springboard for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout North Carolina and the American South. The showing is on Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC.
The Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP has entitled the event, “What’s In A Name: History of Charles B Aycock’s Involvement in Black Voter Suppression.” Marques Thompson, Regional Managing Organizer, Democracy NC, will answer questions.
“We are excited to bring this historical documentary to Goldsboro,” stated Sylvia Barnes, president of the Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP branch. “Marques Thompson will facilitate discussions surrounding the significance of Charles B. Aycock’s role in white supremacy. Hopefully, it will also help us gain more support for the effort to change the name of Charles B Aycock High School to something more inclusive and representative of our county.”
The documentary features Sean Palmer, the Director of University North Carolina Wilmington’s Upperman African American Cultural Center, and local activists Reverend John J. Kirkpatrick IV & Dominique Ashely.
The Goldsboro-Wayne branch NAACP is carrying out its mission to address the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
For additional information on the Goldsboro-Wayne NAACP, contact Mrs. Sylvia Barnes, local president at (919) 273-3632, or visit our website at https://goldsborowaynenaacp.org.