Bury Me in a Free Land: The Story of Eden Cemetery

Produced by: 
Friends of Historic Eden Cemetery
Year: 
2011
Duration: 
00:12:03

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. 6 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: Kevin Jones

Production Facilitator: Ambarien Alqadar and Dina Dashiell

 


Film Story:

This sacred burial space has been used by African American families from across Philadelphia for over a century.  Since the graveyard’s first internment in 1902, when mourners gathered after dark to avoid white residents who had blocked the burial service the day before, Eden’s shifting relationship with its neighborhood has been as multilayered as its continued cultural and personal importance to African Americans in the region.

 


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