The Great Migration: Ancestral Correspondence

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1/2: Ancestral Correspondence, Lonnie Graham, film still.
2/2: Sonic Migration by Mendi and Keith Obadike. Photo by Carlton Jones.

In conjunction with its ongoing project The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-30), Scribe Video Center presents Ancestral Correspondence, a photography installation by Pew Fellow and visual artist Lonnie Graham, at the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club. The photo series features black and white portraits of men and women who are children of The Great Migration and the landscapes that remain a part of their heritage.

The Great Migration: A City Transformed is a series of audio and video works exploring the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states, giving rise to new African American neighborhoods.


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