Destined for Diversity?

Produced by: 
First Presbyterian Church (35 West Chelten Avenue)
Year: 
2010
Duration: 
00:08:44

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.5 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: Renee Tapp

Production Facilitator: Dr. Barry Dornfeld and Rugiatu Conteh

 


Film Story:

In 1955, when faced with a decision to follow an affluent population out of Germantown, the First Presbyterian Church’s board of trustees chose to remain the neighborhood. As the population underwent rapid demographic change, the church reached out to the neighborhood’s new residents. Through the church’s decision to stay and the debate that preceded it, this video explores the relationship between First Presbyterian and the Germantown community, revealing why many residents still consider the church the heart of their community.

 


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