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Documentary Screening: The Romey Lynchings
February 4, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies invites you to join us for the premiere of The Romey Lynchings, a documentary about the horrific and racially-motivated murders of two Lebanese immigrants in 1929.
Produced by NC State’s 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 the most gruesome and violent attacks on Arab immigrants in the U.S., but sadly were not isolated incidents. Their killing was a part, and the culmination, 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.
In addition to the documentary, the Khayrallah Center has created d a website for exploring the Romey story. Users can watch a trailer for the documentary, read a full-length narrative, search through historical documents and explore how events unfolded on an interactive map.
Sponsored by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies.
Talley Student Union, Coastal Ballroom
NC State University