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IN OTHER GREAT MIGRATION NEWS:

2016 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 Gillespie, Jimmy, Percy and Tootie Heath, Cat Anderson, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley and many, many others made that journey. This movement changed America culturally, politically and socially.

 

Of course, you know that PJP is working with Arch Street Meetinghouse to celebrate by presenting our First Friday Rent Party Series. However, we are also working with the Free Library and have upcoming events later in the year, with Temple University Libraries to mark this important historical moment. We also have other partners who are working towards the same goal. Check below to see what Scribe Video Center and Books & Stuff are planning.

 

Books and Stuff Book Club - The Warmth of Other Suns


Join the launch Saturday, March 25 of the Books & Stuff Book Club! Our first book will be The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Chosen in recognition of the 100th year anniversary of the start of the Great Migration, our discussion group will meet upstairs at Books & Stuff, on the 4th Saturday of the month. The cost of the book and first month dues is $25. If you want to bring your own book the cost is $10 payable at the door.

 

When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM / Where: Books and Stuff

 

Books and Stuff
23 Maplewood Mall,
Philadelphia, PA 19144

 

For Info & To Register: B&S-EventBrite
Visit Books and Stuff Website: Click Here


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The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-1930)

 

Gallery Reception & Opening
Exhibition of Photographs and Artifacts from the Charles L. Blockson Collection & Audio Oral Histories from Goin’ North: Tales of the Great Migration

 

Live Musical Performance
Saxophonist/composer Larry Price is joined by bassist Nimrod Speaks in a musical exploration of the Great Migration. CO-PRESENTED WITH THE PHILADELPHIA JAZZ PROJECT

 

The Great Migration: A City Transformed - A Discussion
A discussion with historian Dr. Diane Turner, Executive Director of the Charles L. Blockson Collection at Temple University; Dr. Charles Hardy, historian and professor at West Chester University; Louis Massiah, director of Scribe Video Center; and Lonnie Graham, commissioned artist for The Great Migration: A City Transformed.


When: Friday, April 15, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Where: Scribe Video Center


Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104


For Info: Call - 215-222-4201 or visit the website - www.scribe.org

 

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Traces of South: An Afternoon with Kevin Jerome Everson

 

Filmmmaker, Kevin Jerome Everson, who is one of the artists of The Great Migration: A City Transformed project will screen films that reflect on the Great Migration. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent. Everson,who has directed over 120 films, has been exhibited internationally at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, and other venues. He is a professor at the University of Virginia.

 

When: Saturday, April 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM / Where: Scribe Video Center

 

Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104


For Info: Call - 215-222-4201 or visit the website - www.scribe.org

 

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Precious Places Community History Project - Premiere!!!

 

A screening of nine new works, co-produced by Scribe Video Center and community groups from Philadelphia and Chester. The Precious Places Community History Project works 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 (1916-1930), the mass movement of African- Americans from the southern states to the north.

 

Admission is FREE / Limited Seating Available - Please RSVP

 

When: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 PM / Where: International House

 

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

 


For Info: Call - 215-222-4201 or visit the website - www.scribe.org

 

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Jook Joint Party


Join the Black History & Culture Showcase and The Philadelphia Clef Club as they celebrate the early history of Black social recreation and the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts.

The evening's activities will be led by the Harlem Swing Dance Society and the National Hand Dance Association including swing and hand dance music, lessons and free dancing. Produced by Everett & Associates.

Admission is FREE, having fun is mandatory.


When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM / Where: Philadelphia Clef Club


Philadelphia Clef Club
738 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146


For Info: Call (215) 893-9912
 

 

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See you at the Rent Parties!

 

For Rent Party Details, Click Here

 

First Friday Rent Party Series produced by Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Arch Street Meetinghouse.

 

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

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