Embraced by Puerto Ricans and Cubans who left the gentrifying Spring Garden and Northern Liberties neighborhoods, El Centro de Oro has become the heart of Latino arts and culture in Philadelphia. By highlighting the Latino community’s sustainability and selfreliance, this video aims to confront mainstream media stereotypes through the imagery of this beloved central street.
pays tribute to the city’s history as a center of innovation and industry through the invention that brought Eldridge Johnson his wealth and the city this park: the Victrola. From among newly-restored statues and fountains, visitors to Johnson Park maintain that great spirits of hope and pride reside in this downtown refuge.
The Sydney King School of Dance was one of several neighborhood-based black dance schools founded in Philadelphia during the 1940s, 50s, and early 60s. Through interviews with King’s students, this video underscores the role the Sydney King School of Dance played in supporting its community while shaping the direction of American dance and performance.