Standing on the Promises of God

Produced by: 
Bethany AME Church
Year: 
2009
Duration: 
00:09:37

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 


Precious Places Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

 


Humanities Scholar: Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

Production Facilitator: Andre Hester

 


Film Story:

150 years ago, Elias Chase, the son of two indentured servants, built in Philadelphia one of the first African Methodist Episcopal Churches in the country. Descendants of Chase and other original Bethany congregants recall scenes from the church’s past, including the disappearance of the tomb of Chase’s wife, which was excavated when the road to the Northeast Airport was widened. Through the stories of Bethany’s past, “Standing on the Promises of God” describes a lasting African American community in the city’s Northeast.

 


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