Nile Swim Club

Produced by: 
Nile Swim Club
Year: 
2011
Duration: 
00:11:03

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: Dr. Jennifer Beaumont

Production Facilitator: Azim Siddiqui

 


Film Story:

When they were turned away from a local swim club because of their skin color, two African American families in Yeadon founded the Nile Swim Club as a neighborhood center that would be open to everyone.  Its doors opened in the summer of 1959 and the club flourished.  In recent years, in the wake of declining membership and expensive renovations, the Nile is looking to its legacy to determine how to remain a social fixture for its neighbors.

 


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