Free film screening about local Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The family of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist will speak tonight in Wilmington about his work fighting the Ku Klux Klan, followed by the screening of a documentary on the topic.
Horace Carter earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He was the editor of the Tabor City Tribune who wrote a series of articles in the early 1950s challenging the KKK as they tried to make resurgence in North Carolina. Carter's life was threatened as a result of taking on the white supremacist group.
Carter died in 2009, but some of his surviving family are members at First Presbyterian Church on 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington. They will introduce the PBS documentary at 6:30 tonight, followed by a screening of The Editor and the Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan, and a discussion about the film. The program concludes at 8 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending can come to the church's Orange Street entrance. The program is in Gilmour Hall on the 2nd floor.