CANCELED- The Romey Lynchings

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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. Screening will be followed by a Q&A led by Professor Akram Khater Co-sponsored by the Khayrallah Center at NC State. Contact: maha.houssami@duke.edu

Event Location: 
Center for Documentary Studies
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Event Co-Sponsors: 
Asian American Studies Program (AASP),Center for Documentary Studies (CDS),Duke Islamic Studies Center,Duke University Middle East Studies Center