Cover of World Outlook magazine, October 1919. Image courtesy of Scribe Video Center.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Great Migration: A City Transformed, Scribe Video Center welcomes filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson for a screening of films that reflect the sources and destinations of the Great Migration.
The Great Migration: A City Transformed is 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.