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History as Cultural Work: The President's House Project in Philadelphia
Start Date: 11/3/2010Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 11/3/2010End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:

Louis Massiah, founder and director of Scribe Video Center, will talk about the five-channel video installation that will be part of the President's House site at Sixth and Market Streets in Philadelphia, slated to open in December 2010.

These dramatic vignettes look at the lives of the nine enslaved Africans brought to Philadelphia by George and Martha Washington during the first presidency (1790-1797) and the resistance of the free African American community, and explore the contradictions of freedom and slavery in establishing a new nation.

Special Guests: Karen Warrington, Member of the Project Oversight Committee and Director of Communications for U.S. Congressman Bob Brady; Lorene Cary, Scriptwriter; Novella Nelson, Actor; Beth Warshafsky, Digital Media Painter and Computer Graphics Art Director; and W. Tre Davis, Actor.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Cinema
Contact Information:
Name: Anna Everetts
Phone: (610) 328-7750
President's House Video Still
Event Sponsors
Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Black Studies
Film and Media Studies
Swarthmore College
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The Public

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