On Mt. Peace

Produced by: 
Lawnside Historical Society & Scribe Video Center
Year: 
2007
Duration: 
00:10:44

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.3 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: Neal Holmes

Production Facilitator: Robert Emmons

 


Film Summary:

On Mt. Peace by the Lawnside Historical Society (Lawnside, Camden County), chronicles the struggle of the members of the Lawnside community and The Lawnside Historical Society to maintain the 19th century historically black cemetery, Mt. Peace. Established in 1890 by African Americans to provide a burial place for their dead, Mt Peace is the final resting place of many Civil War veterans and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

Lawnside Historical Society is a nonprofit membership organization which seeks to preserve and promote the heritage and history of the Lawnside, New Jersey community. The group’s video documents Mount Peace Cemetery, established in 1890 by African Americans to provide a burial place for their dead, and the struggle of local residents to have the cemetery designated as a historical landmark.

 


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