Street Movies! @ Tindley Temple

Monday, August 1, 2016, 7:45PM
Street Movies! @ Tindley Temple United Methodist Church
Tindley Temple Parking Lot - Fitzwater & Rosewood Streets
Rain Location: Tindley Temple - 750 S. Broad Street

FREE & Open to the Public

Opening Performance: Lorene Cary
Emcee: Julia Lopez

Charles Albert Tindley: Here Am I, Send Me
by the Charles Albert Tindley Institute (CATI) and Scribe’s Precious Places Community History Project
The film is about life and times of Reverend Charles A. Tindley, a humble man who created an indelible legacy of uplifting the race. This church became a sanctuary in the South/Central Community of Philadelphia for many African Americans who migrated from places outside of Philadelphia seeking opportunity for themselves and their families. (USA, 2016, 12:41 min)

Christian Street YMCA: Sharing Our History
by members of the Christian Street YMCA and Scribe’s Precious Places Community History Project
This film tells the story of the Christian Street YMCA as the first African American YMCA in Philadelphia and its welcoming presence in today’s diverse community. (USA, 2016, 9:00 min)

Victory Voices: Visions Anew, St. Paul’s Baptist Church/E. Luther Cunningham Community Center
by members of St. Paul’s Baptist Church and Scribe’s Precious Places Community History Project
Victory, Voices and Visions Anew is the story of St. Pauls Baptist Church/E. Luther Cunninghham Community Center's significant 100 year presence in Lower North Philadelphia at 10th and Wallace Streets. (USA, 2016, 9:00 min)

The Glory and Power of WE
by Southwest Belmont Community Association and Scribe's Precious Places Community History Project
In 1870, shortly after the civil war, a group of black women from twenty-three churches in Philadelphia convened to establish a center that could support females working for racial and gender equality. 140 years after their meeting and nearly 90 years after their building was completed, the Southwest Belmont Community Association is struggling to maintain its programs within a gentrifying community. Referencing the triumphant efforts of the building’s founders, this video uses a hopeful history to suggest a path through the center’s present hardships. (USA, 2010, 10:54 min)

Engine 11: A Journey of Segregation & Discovery
by Engine 11 Precious Places Group and Scribe’s Precious Places Community History Project
Segregated from 1919 to 1952, Engine 11 was an all-black fire station on South Street. The firehouse recruits, known as the “leather lungs,” would often work the most dangerous jobs with little or no formal training. This video uses the stories of the Engine’s five surviving firemen to explore the station’s history and its contribution to the surrounding neighborhood, and to contend for its recognition in the Philadelphia Fire Museum.  (USA, 2010, 10:18 min)


Street Movies! is made possible with support from PECO and National Recreation Foundation and with additional support from the City of Philadelphia's Performances in Public Spaces program managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.