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Documentary Screening & Discussion: The Romey Lynchings

February 24, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for a screening of The Romey Lynchings, a documentary about prejudice and racial violence against Arab immigrants in the United States. Produced by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the film explores the lynching and murder of N’oula Romey and his wife Hasna Rahme in Lake City, Florida. Their murders were indicative of a widespread pattern of racially-motivated hostility, vitriol and physical abuse directed at early Lebanese immigrants who came to America to work and build a life between the 1880s and the 1930s.


The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on issues of race, migration, and violence featuring:

  • Blair LM Kelley, Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs; Associate Professor of History, NCSU
  • Akram Khater, Professor of History; Director, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, NCSU
  • Seth Kotch, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, UNC
  • Moderator: Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History; Director, Carolina Public Humanities, UNC


Co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Carolina Public Humanities, Center for Global Initiatives, Department of Asian Studies, Department of History, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Cultural and History, Southern Oral History Program, UndocuCarolina.


FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
UNC Chapel Hill


February 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center
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Chapel Hill, NC United States
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