The Wilmington Journal Breakfast Club, in association with
the R.S. and T.C. Jervay Foundation, presents
A SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING
THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1898
NOVEMBER 11, 2023 / 1-4 PM
WILLISTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
401 South 10th Street
This community event is FREE and open to the public
Bringing the 1898 Assessment Alive!
Our Mission: We have a new vision and new initiative of Assessment and follow through in securing redress for the harms that were done because of the 1898 Massacre. The Wilmington Journal Breakfast Club in cooperation with the Jervay Foundation is working towards the development of a Gregory Church/Wilmington Journal Historic District. These two icons of the civil rights area, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, deserve to go forward as monuments in history toward a new day in the redress of the 1898 Massacre. The Second 1898 Symposium's Mission is that goal.
The Gregory Congregational Church UCC
The Wilmington Journal
Featuring a special panel discussion about what the 1898 Wilmington Massacre should mean to the community today, 125 years later, and what it should mean going forward.
Invited panelists include:
Also featuring selections from North Carolina's Poet Laureate
Jaki Shelton Greene
BE ONE OF THREE STUDENT WINNERS OF EITHER FIRST PRIZE $500.00, SECOND PRIZE $300.00, OR THIRD PRIZE $200.00
MARY ALICE JERVAY THATCH MEMORIAL 1898 STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION
MARY ALICE JERVAY THATCH 1898 SYMPOSIUM ESSAY COMPETITION SPECIFICS
Purpose - This essay competition aims to prompt New Hanover County students from grades 8 to 12 to unravel and narrate the events of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. Beyond recounting this significant incident, it also seeks to evaluate their capacity for objective research and emphasize the contemporary significance of this episode in North Carolina's historical tapestry.
Click here to enter the Mary Alice Jervay Thatch Memorial 1898 Student Essay Competition. There is NO fee to enter.
How can YOU help CONTRIBUTE to the building of a Gregory Church / Wilmington Journal Historic District and help turn an olden day tragedy into a current day SUCCESS?!!!
Please send your tax deductible check or money order to the RS and TC Jervay Foundation, P.O. Box 1020 Wilmington, NC 28402. It's YOUR contribution to a new direction in community development