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Film Recounts Wilmingtons Response to MLK Jr. Assassination

Delaware Humanities Forum Presents A Dream Deferred on February 28

As part of Black History Month, the Delaware Humanities Forum announced today that it will hold a free public screening of the documentary, A Dream Deferred: Remembering the Occupation, on Thursday, February 28, 2008 and lead a community discussion facilitated by local black history scholars. The film depicts the rioting that took place in Wilmington after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, and the subsequent 9-month occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard. To this day, Wilmington holds the record for the longest military occupation of any US city since the Civil War.

IF YOU GO:

Date: February 28, 2008, 6:00pm

Location: Theatre N at Nemours, 1007 N. Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Description: Free public screening and community discussion of the documentary, A Dream Deferred:

Remembering the Occupation, which depicts the 1968 Wilmington riots after the MLK

assassination and the 9-month occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard.

Price: Free

Contact Info: www.dhf.org, 302-657-0650

Video Link: http://youtube.com/HeartsandMindsFilm

2 thoughts on “Film Recounts Wilmingtons Response to MLK Jr. Assassination

    1. Russell Post author

      Hi Walter,

      We’re not sure if it’s available on DVD or not; I’d suggest that you reach out to the Delaware Humanities Forum and see if they are aware of or offer it in that media: http://www.dhf.org, (800) 752-2060
      Let us know what you find out!

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