Finding Home: The Ruth L. Bennett Story

Produced by: 
Ruth L. Bennett House, Chester Housing Authority and citizens of Chester, PA
Year: 
2016
Duration: 
00:11:37

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. 7 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 Consultant: Julie Rainbow

 


Film Summary:

Finding a place to call home was essential to those leaving the Jim Crow South seeking opportunities. For many, their first safe haven was the Ruth L. Bennett Home in Chester, Pennsylvania.  Her life of service is explored through first-person accounts, archival photos, and historical documentation.  Without this story, Chester’s history is incomplete.

 


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