Storyville: Scribe Celebrates its New Neighbors
Scribe Video Center
3908 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Things that Put Powelton on the Map by Powelton Village Civic Association (Precious Places, 2006, 10:04 min) Powelton had long been a center of progressive Philadelphia politics. A series of conversations with long-time Powelton residents explores the history of this unique Philadelphia neighborhood, which since the 1900s has been an incubator for social activism
King on the Avenue by People’s Emergency Center CDC (Precious Places, 2009, 8:54 min) On August 3, 1965, in the midst of wide-spread freedom struggles in the Northern cities, a crowd of 10,000 people gathered at the intersection of 40th and Lancaster to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hail the Civil Rights movements across the country. Forty years since that speech, residents tell tales of “The Strip” and how King’s visit eased racial tensions along the Avenue.
Bikes Work by the Neighborhood Bike Works (Community Visions, 2008, 20:31 min)
On the corner of 60th and Vine in the Haddington neighborhood of Philadelphia, youth are building bikes and breaking stereotypes at Neighborhood Bike Works, a non-profit where youth recycle old bikes as they acquire technical expertise and improve their bike riding skills. Their video shows young people working hard, getting along with each other and taking an interest in the history of their community.
Keeping the Faith by the Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council (Precious Places, 2007, 9:10 min) The Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council has made a documentary about the deep historical roots of the African-American Muslim community on Lancaster Avenue, in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia, as well as the present-day movement to preserve it.
Belmont Community History (Precious Places, 2002, 9:15 min) This was the prototype film for the Precious Places Community History project. A walking tour with William Sonny Martin, featuring Ms. Bertha Waters explores the African-American community of Belmont in West Philadelphia between Lancaster Avenue and the Amtrak train tracks from 40th Street to Belmont Avenue.