Francisville Community History Project

Produced by: 
Scribe Video Center
Year: 
2003
Duration: 
00:12:30

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 Pilot 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. This film was produced as part of the pilot program for Philadelphia Planning Commission's Community Heritage Preservation Project.

 


Film Summary:

Francisville Community History (North Philadelphia) by Scribe Video Center interviews the men of the Morrocos, a street gang from the 1960s, are now in their 50s and early 60s. They provide a walking tour of Francisville, a North Philadelphia neighborhood bounded by Fairmount Avenue, Girard, Corinthian and Broad. Their story is how the political climate of the 1960s, in particular the struggle to integrate Girard College, transformed some gang members into political activists and community leaders.

 


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