Tone Poems and Light Stories of the Great Migration at the African American Museum
African American Museum
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM RSVP
Scribe has commissioned five artist teams to create audio/video works that commemorate/ celebrate five Philadelphia institutions that played a critical role in the First Great Migration to Philadelphia, the period between 1916 and 1930 when thousands of African Americans left southern states in search of better economic opportunity and to escape racial oppression.
THE GREAT MIGRATION – A CITY TRANSFORMED (1916-1930) IS SUPPORTED BYTHE PEW CENTER FOR ARTS & HERITAGE. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IS PROVIDED BY THE LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION,THE HAMILTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART,THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICANA STUDIES AND THE CENTER FOR AFRICANA STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA