- This event has passed.
Peace and Justice Education Event – In the Dead Fire’s Ashes: The Lynching a Town Forgot
August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 3, 2023
7 p.m. on Zoom
Video and discussion facilitated by Sue Linderman
Join us as we watch and discuss a critically acclaimed 40-minute video on the history of Wilmington that culminated in the 1903 lynching of George White. This event, which prominently featured a local Presbyterian pastor and was nationally publicized at the time, disappeared from view until it resurfaced as a result of the efforts of Sanford School student Savannah Shepherd in 2018, following her visit to the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL. Several WPC Peace & Justice Work Group members attended the placement of the historical marker at the lynching site near Prices Corner, a marker that was stolen and subsequently replaced. Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.
Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655
Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group sponsors weekly education events on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. These events feature notable speakers, videos, and discussions on a broad range of topics. Join us for engaging and timely presentations and conversations. Specific information about each class is provided about two weeks in advance. Please check back! For more information, visit Work for Justice + Peace.