Opening Reception for The Great Migration: A City Transformed

15 Apr 2016
5pm - 8:30pm
Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia


Albert A. Smith, \The Reason.\" Featured in The Crisis

Scribe Video Center presents The Great Migration: A City Transformed, 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 cultural event.

An opening reception will be held on April 15, featuring a gallery tour at 5:00 p.m., followed by a live performance by saxophonist Larry Price and bassist Nimrod Speaks at 7:00 p.m., and a discussion with Philadelphia historians about the cultural impact of the Great Migration at 7:30 p.m.