The film “Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers” tells the lost story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers, a crew of African-American heroes who fought storms and saved lives off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Recovers this lost gem of American history and hear the story of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, formed in 1871 to assure the safe passage of American and international shipping and to save lives and salvage cargo.

This event is free for Gantt Center members and $5 for non-members. RSVP is required. Visit for more information.


WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2012
WHERE: The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (551 South Tryon Street)
TIME: 6 – 8 p.m.
COST: $5 for non-members; RSVP required.

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