‘The Front Lines’ Sunday Film Screening (Black on Black Project)


Join the Black On Black Project at DREAMs of Wilmington for two special screenings of the new short film “The Front Lines,” which looks at some of the history of Wilmington, N.C. Through poetry and dance, the film begins to unpack the 1865 Battle of Forks Road, the 1898 Massacre and the 1971 Wilmington Ten case.

These intimate screenings on Sunday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 22 will take place inside the DREAMs Garage and feature a Q&As with the creators of the film and local historians. For both screenings, poet Johnny Lee Chapman, III and Executive Producer Michael S. Williams will engage the community in conversation about 1898 and the Wilmington Ten case. Tickets are $12 (purchase at the bottom of this page).

Sunday, November 8, 2:30 p.m.: Special guest – Lettie Shumate, historian, antiracism educator and podcast host. The discussion during this event will focus on the impact of voting rights for African-Americans as a result of the 1898 Massacre.
Sunday, November 22, 2:30 p.m.: Special guest – Jan Davidson, museum historian, Cape Fear Museum. This discussion will focus on the desegregation of schools.

The short film features an original poem from Chapman plus movement and choreography from Anthony Otto Nelson, Jr. The event will follow all state COVID-19 guidelines, including the mask requirement for all guests and staff, social distancing and limited capacity. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. and there are 30 spots available for this event.

Guests will also have a chance to tour the DREAMs facility and learn more about how the organization is serving youth in New Hanover County. Learn more about the film at blackonblackproject.com.