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Film: Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers CL Recommends

When: Tue., Feb. 28, 6 p.m. 2012
Price: Free for Gantt Center members; $5 for non-members. RSVP is required, as seating is limited seating.
One dark stormy night in 1896, an African-American crew of the U.S. Life-Saving Service (which led to the formation of the U.S. Coast Guard) made history when they bravely rescued passengers whose ship had sunk off the coast of North Carolina. The fascinating story was penned in co-authors David Wright and David Zoby's book Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers and the supplemental Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers film. To catch a screening of the documentary — spotlighting on the eventful undertakings of these heroic surfmen — drop by The Harvey B. Gantt Center.
— Anita Overcash

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