Scribe Video Center presents
Precious Places Community History Project – Premiere!!!
Precious Places Community History Project brings together neighborhood groups,
independent videographers affiliated with Scribe, and humanities scholars to
understand how the history of specific sites in the Philadelphia region have
defined neighborhoods and affected the lives of local residents. Many of this
year’s projects focus on communities formed during the first Great Migration (1916-1934),
the mass movement of African-Americans from the southern states to the north.
Historical sites and Producing groups include:
Beckett Gardens (North Philadelphia) Produced by Union Housing Development Corporation
Belmont Grove (Fairmount Park) Produced by Ollin Yolitzli Calmecac
Christian Street YMCA (South Central) Produced by the Christian Street YMCA
Negro Improvement Association (North Philadelphia) Produced
by UNIA-ACL-Thomas Harvey Division
William Penn High School (North Philadelphia) Produced by the William Penn High School Alumni Association
Ruth L. Bennett House (Chester, PA) Produced by the Chester Housing Authority
St. Paul’s Baptist Church (Lower North Philadelphia) Produced by St. Paul Baptist Church
The John Coltrane House (Strawberry Mansion) Produced by the Members of The John Coltrane House
Tindley Temple (South Central) Produced by the Charles A. Tindley Institute
Programming for The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-1930) has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.