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Great Migration Series On WRTI

Great Migration 2002016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great Migration: The historic period when millions of Black Americans left the South and moved to the Northeast, Midwest and West. People like Dizzy GillespieJimmy, Percy and Tootie HeathCat Anderson, Ray CharlesThelonious MonkJohn ColtraneNina SimoneArchie SheppHank Mobley and many, many others made that journey. This movement changed America culturally, politically and socially.

 

Trane & DizOf course, you know that PJP has collaborated with the Free Library of Philadelphia to present the Mysterious Traveler 2: Great Migrations concert series. We also are working with the Arch Street Meeting House to celebrate by presenting our First Friday Rent Party Series. In addition, we are also working on some exciting events later in the year, with Temple University Libraries. There are other partners who are working towards the same goal. Scribe Video Center and Books & Stuff have presented Great Migration programming as well.

 

Monk YoungSo, be sure to check out the newly produced Great Migration series on WRTI. Veteran radio host and Philadelphia Jazz historian, Bob Perkins writes and moderates an enlightening and engaging, 16-part series. The series explores the life and times of Jazz artists who participated in the Great Migration and shares pertinent songs and experiences along the way. The series comes to a halt in September 2016, when they celebrate what would have been the 90th birthday of John Coltrane, who migrated to Philadelphia from North Carolina and became one of the most iconic voices in Jazz.

 

To check out WRTI's Great Migration series, CLICK HERE.

 

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