Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc.
This video is available for purchase as part of a Community Visions compilation DVD.
Taking video cameras to the street, members of Philadelphia’s branch of the Moorish Science Temple of America ask interviewees of various ethnic backgrounds a provocative question: can the term “African American” accurately describe one's nationality?
Oxford Circle Mennonite Church with Scribe Video Center
Videomaking Consultant - Huixia Lu, Humanities Consultant - Karen Gloyd, Post Production - Ellen Reynolds
This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.
Oxford Circle had been a predominantly white neighborhood for decades before the 1990s. Once a suburb of Philadelphia known as "Old Village," Oxford Circle is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of the city that is in the midst of a demographic transition. Oxford Circle Mennonite Church is at the forefront of the community's efforts to come to grips with the changing landscape as African American, Indian, and Latino families have increasingly come to call the neighborhood home. The area is "at a crossroads," says Leonard Dow, the church's pastor.