African American

Parkside: A Camden Neighborhood

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Jewish Camden Partnership and The Parkside Business and Community with Scribe Video Center

Year released: 
2006
Length: 
10 min 4 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.2 compilation DVD.

Predominantly Jewish from the early 1900s, the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey changed rapidly into an African American community during the 1960s as its former residents moved to the suburbs. Parkside: A Camden Neighborhood is an ethnic history of the area told in the voices of both groups. But while they have raised families in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools and, in some cases, purchased the same homes, current and former residents inherited a different Parkside.

Taking of South Central…Philadelphia, The

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Odunde with Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Videomaking Consultant - Tina Morton; Humanities Consultant - Jeff Maskovsky, Post Production - Tina Morton

Year released: 
2005
Length: 
10 min 16 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.

Once “South Philly,” the area along South Street is now “Center City.” As longtime residents around the 2100 block can attest, gentrification has besieged this close-knit neighborhood that is regionally famous for Odunde, an annual African street festival. South Street is located just blocks from Center City's skyscrapers, and with real estate values rising, longtime residents in this neighborhood increasingly face displacement as the borders of Center City march ever southward.

Unhushed!

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

The Still Standing Project with Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Production Facilitator - Iain Conliffe; Humanities Consultant - Biko Agonzino; Post Production - Brain Cook

Year released: 
2006
Length: 
11 min 34 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.

Before artist and community historian Beverly Collins-Roberts set to work researching the topic, few living people knew that Pomona Hall in Camden, New Jersey, now the headquarters of the Camden Historical Society, had been the "big house" of an 18th century slave plantation. Owned by Marmaduke Cooper, Camden's founder, the plantation spanned 400 acres and covered much of what is now the Parkside neighborhood of Camden. Unhushed!

Next Stop: Freedom

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Frankford Group Ministry with Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Videomaking Consultant - Carla Lyndale Carter, Humanities Consultant - Rona Buchalter, Post Production - Carla Lyndale Carter

Year released: 
2005
Length: 
10 min 51 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.

Frankford, one of the oldest communities in the county that came to be called Philadelphia, has a rich legacy of involvement in the Underground Railroad. Located just above the Mason-Dixon line, Pennsylvania—and Philadelphia in particular—was a major hub of anti-slavery activity. An 1830 Black political convention in Philadelphia to protest and organize against slavery encouraged abolitionists to use churches as sanctuaries for fugitive slaves. Next Stop: Freedom was shot by a group of Philadelphia high school students. They focus on Campbell A.M.E.

Under the Baobab Tree

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Pan African Studies Community Education Program [PASCEP] and Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Serena Reed

Year released: 
2007
Length: 
16 min 37 seconds
Price: 

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History compilation DVD

PASCEP is a 32-year-old, all volunteer education and outreach program that was created out of struggles in 1970s to make Temple University more responsive to the African American community in North Philadelphia where the University is based. Their video is a celebration of the history and the influence of this institution has had and all the incredible artists and educators who have come through PASCEP's doors.

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PASCEP is the Pan African Studies Community Education Program. To access information about classes and other PASCEP activities, you can visit their web address at: http://www.temple.edu/pascep/

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