Scribe's Precious Places premieres on PhillyCAM in March and will air for the next 26 weeks Sundays at noon and repeat Mondays at 7pm.
A community oral history project inviting members of Philadelphia'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. Unlike oral history projects in other cities, Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.
The Precious Places Community History Project brings together neighborhood groups, independent videographers affiliated with Scribe, and humanities scholars to understand how the history of specific sites in the Philadelphia region have defined neighborhoods and affected the lives of local residents.
Many of this year’s projects focus on communities formed during the first Great Migration (1916-1934), the mass movement of African-Americans from the southern states to the north.
Produced by: Scribe Video Center
Sundays at noon and Mondays at 7pm
The Precious Places Community History Project has been supported by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Union Benevolent Association and the Djerassi Foundation.