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Scribe Video Center presents

Precious Places Community History Project – Premiere!!!

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Tuesday 5/17
7:00 pm
FREE Please RSVP if you plan to attend

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

The 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

Universal 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

The Precious Places Community History Project is supported by Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Union Benevolent Association, and the Djerassi Foundation. 

Programming for The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-1930) has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.