Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration

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Standing at the Scratch Line, Julie Dash, film still.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will present Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration, an exhibition of works originally commissioned for Scribe Video Center’s Center-funded project The Great Migration: A City Transformed (1916-30). An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m.

The Great Migration: A City Transformed was a multimedia exhibition 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. Based on oral histories from Philadelphia residents who experienced the Great Migration first-hand, several artists created site-specific installations, interactive games, and audio tours to contribute to a comprehensive narrative of this significant cultural event.


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