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: 
10 min 16 seconds

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.

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