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Roland L. Freeman. African American expressive culture in Philadelphia project, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355 (H)
Extent: 741 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 1. Black family reunion conference at International House; keynote speaker, Sonia Sanchez, poet and author; other speakers, Dr. Rikki Lights, and Ron Norwood, herbalist, March 18, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 1a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 2. Top Shelf Lounge, Market and 56th Streets; Saturday Afternoon jazz program, with Rick Tucker Quartet, and a vocalist, March 18, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 2a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 3 & Roll 4. Natalie's Bar, Market Street near 40th Street; Saturday afternoon jazz jam session. This is the longest running event of its kind in Philadelphia, March 18, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 3a, 3b, 4a & 4b (H)
Extent: 4 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 5 to Roll 8. Palm Sunday services at Zion Baptist Church, Broad and Venango Streets. This is the church where the internationally- known Rev. Leon Sullivan was pastor. He is now retired. I shot people receiving palms outside, March 18, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7, 8a & 8b (H)
Extent: 7 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 9 to Roll 13. Ordination services of Rev. Dr. Millicent Hall Thompson, the first woman ordained at St. Joseph's Baptist Church, 125 South 40th Street. Her husband is the pastor, March 19, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b, 13a & 13b (H)
Extent: 10 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 14 & Roll 15. Porter family Singers in the annual Palm Sunday Choir Festival at New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 711 South 12th Street (at Bainbridge Street), March 19, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 14a, 14b 15a & 15b (H)
Extent: 4 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 16. Easter shoppers at the "Gallery", a shopping mall in center city Philadelphia (escalators), and vendors on the street outside; and in the 11th and Ludlow streets area: 1) Today's Man - dapperly dressed man poised on hydrant while awaiting his bus carrying a shopping bag from Today's Man; 2) My Kid's - a shop with an "Easter Liquidation" sign; 3) Golden Rocks - Outside jewelry shop which features the large gold hoop earrings popular on women in Philadelphia; 4) Around the corner on Chestnut St., mothers with children pointing at merchandise, March 23, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 16 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 1 Roll 16A. [Easter shoppers at the "Gallery", a shopping mall in center city Philadelphia (escalators), and vendors on the street outside; and in the 11th and Ludlow streets area: 1) Today's Man - dapperly dressed man poised on hydrant while awaiting his bus carrying a shopping bag from Today's Man; 2) My Kid's - a shop with an "Easter Liquidation" sign; 3) Golden Rocks - Outside jewelry shop which features the large gold hoop earrings popular on women in Philadelphia; 4) Around the corner on Chestnut St., mothers with children pointing at merchandise, March 23, 1989]
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 16Aa & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 17 & Roll 18. Good Friday services, called "Seven Last Words of Christ," at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 54th Street and Wynnefield Avenue. Overhead shots of parishioners and a service of ministers speaking, with choir. This is an ecumenical service co-sponsored by at least seven churches. Speakers 1 and 2, Rev. Louise Williams and Rev. Robert Johnson Smith, had already delivered their addresses before our arrival. At the pulpit, Rev. Rodney E. King (#3) delivered words, followed by Rev. Anthony Trufant (#4) and Rev. Tyrone Kilgore (#5). We left before the others were delivered. I used 3200 ASA film because the light was very dim. I am having problems with shooting black people in low-light church settings where I cannot use a flash, March 24, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 17a, 17b, 18a & 18b (H)
Extent: 4 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 19 & Roll 20. Sandy's Hair World, 103 South 60th Street, 215/471-1102, specializing in all phases of black hair care. I shot women getting their hair done. "Easter Do". Chair #1 - Prop: Sandy Evans, beautician and owner; chair #2 Davita Butler; head #1 Ruth Brandford. Davita puts waving rods in hair of shop owner, Sandy Evans. (I will return to this beauty shop a few more times, to do follow-up with some of the women I met there regarding other folklife practices.), March 24, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 19a, 19b, 20a & 20b (H)
Extent: 4 contact sheets
[LOT 15355, no. 21: call number not assigned. LC did not receive contact sheets for roll 21.]
BOX 1 Roll 22 & Roll 23. People buying Easter flowers at a flower stand, "Rose Gallery", headquarters for Easter plants, 18 and Belfield Sts., Mr. Richardson, proprietor (C1R22). Easter lilies galore, plump stuffed Easter bunnies, and memorial wreathes. Far more men buying thoughtful Easter gifts, March 25, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 22a, 22b, 23a & 23b (H)
Extent: 4 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 24 & Roll 25. Germantown Training Dog School, 543 Chelton Avenue, Gus Patterson, trainer. All breeds of dogs are put through their paces, primarily by African American dog owners, March 25, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 24a, 24b, 25a & 25b (H)
Extent: 4 contact sheets
BOX 1 Roll 26. Germantown Avenue Easter shoppers; and little girl ("Muffin") with braids in car with parents, March 25, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 26 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 1 Roll 27 & Roll 28. The Jones family after an Easter egg hunt outside Memorial Hall, in Fairmount Park. The father in repose surrounded by the mother, their three children, and five other children clutching the remnants of the hunt - candy and hardboiled eggs with lots of loot they won, like board games, March 25, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 27a, 27b & 28 (H)
Extent: 3 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 29 to Roll 33. Evelyn Graves Ministries presenting an Easter pageant folk drama, depicting Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday ("The Crucifixion"), at Calvary Lutheran Church, 54th and Springfield Avenue, March 25, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 29, 30a, 30b, 31a, 31b, 32a, 32b, & 33 (H)
Extent: 8 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 34. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Darnell and Linda Wilkins, with daughter Glynis (first couple I spoke with), 7811 Mercury Place; Shalika Sprowal, wearing white dress, pink hat with lace trim ribbon, and later judged one of the best-dressed young females; and Nicole Christian (braids, white hat, pink jacket with white skirt, later judged one of the best-dressed girls). [First eleven frames include Evelyn Graves Ministries presenting an Easter pageant folk drama, depicting Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday ("The Crucifixion"), at Calvary Lutheran Church, 54th and Springfield Avenue], March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 34a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 35. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Jesse Johnson with daughter Deandra, age 10 (the dark, older gentleman with apparently biracial child) 2820 N. 8th St. (zip 19133). The child is wearing a pink lace dress with a white bow at waist, small pearls, white lace hat with pink and white ribbon, and a pink shawl. Also Latifa Atkins (little girl in her daddy's arms wearing red leather jacket and a bonnet), 1028 S. Orney Way (zip 19147); the Santiago family, 5404 N. Water St. (zip 19120) (this family eventually won in the best-dressed family category); family consisted of father, mother, son, and daughter, Nicole with white lace headband, blue print dress, also photographed with Ronald McDonald; and Jack Nelson family, 7237 Mansifield Ave., a family of six with four daughters, the two oldest girls (Maliaka and Karla) dressed alike in blue lace dresses, and the two youngest (Tamara and Taneisha) dressed alike in pink dresses, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 35a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 36. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Judges for best-dressed couple category, Linda- Wright-Moore and Acel Moore (media people), 626 E. Allen Lane (zip 19119); the Bloom family (integrated family which was selected as one of the best-dressed families; all of the females wore hot pink outfits with black accessories), 15 Windey Way, Doylestown, PA 18901; and Peggy Griffin, 6026 Vine St., an older adult woman wearing a red coat, blue straw hat with blue and purple flowers galore, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 36a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 37. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Antoinette Hill (child in black velvet dress, age 3), mother Crystal Wilson, 1306 Bouvier St.; Jarrell Williams, 1217 S. 18th St., and twins, Ebony and Tracy Gray (in dresses with pink bodices and white lace shirts, wearing balloons as hats and bows on ponytail), 621 York St., Camden, NJ 08103, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 37a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 38. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Rivera Rogers (gentleman outlandishly dressed in black suit, black beaver hat, cape, cane, white slit-eyed glasses, and later a contestant in the category of best-dressed man); Alana Foster and Shedwick Felton (young couple comfortably relaxing, lying on the lawn); Rita Jones (conservatively dressed in navy suit) and daughter, Adrielle Jones with Eater basket, 221 W. 47th St. (zip 19139); Akea Devan and Shamika Jackson (cousins dressed alike with handmade touches of metallic print added to socks and headbands), their mothers are sisters, Renee and Tonia Jackson, 5401 Christian St.; dad dancing with daughter in green dress covered with lace, Waverly Andrews; and best-dressed teen contestants (they are siblings and cousins) wearing traditional (for Philadelphia African American teens) sweatsuits or jeans and sneakers - Brian and George Hall (identical Adidas sweats and Nike shoes; Larkin Craig; and Brianne Hall (twin to Brian), March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 38a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 39. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Erika and Erik Mings (twins), 1537 S. Garnet St. (zip 19146); Mayor and Mrs. W. Wilson Goode kissing babies and working the crowd; participants assembling on the stage and in judging areas; and preliminary addresses and a speech by Mayor Goode, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 39a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 40. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; Mayor and Mrs. W. Wilson Goode kissing babies and working the crowd; participants assembling on the stage and in judging areas; and preliminary addresses and a speech by Mayor Goode, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 40a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 40A. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; Mayor and Mrs. W. Wilson Goode kissing babies and working the crowd; participants assembling on the stage and in judging areas; and preliminary addresses and a speech by Mayor Goode, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 40Aa & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 41. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Erika and Erik Mings (twins), 1537 S. Garnet St. (zip 19146); Mayor and Mrs. W. Wilson Goode kissing babies and working the crowd; participants assembling on the stage and in judging areas; and preliminary addresses and a speech by Mayor Goode, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 41a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 42. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Most attractive bonnet, four African American contestants. #2, 5, 7, 10; best-dressed couple, one African American contestant (#5 in previous category with her mate): and best-dressed man, four African American contestants, #1, 2, 7, 8 (including R. Rogers #2), March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 42a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 43. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Best-dressed woman, two African American contestants, #6 and 7 (both judged previously); best-dressed young female, five African American contestants, # 1 Shalika, #4 Brianne, #7, #9 and the winner-#10 Erin from Bloom family; best-dressed young male, four African American contestants, #3 Larkin, #4 George, #5 Brian, and the winner--#6 Basil Findley; and best-dressed boy, two African American contestants, #3 and 5, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 43a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 44. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. Best-dressed girl, two African American contestants, #7 Nicole and #8; and best-dressed family, three African American contestants, the winner #3 Santiago family, #6 and #7 the Bloom family, March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 44 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 45. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. The pageant ends, but would-be contestants mill about, like the Budd family with girls all dressed in pink with black polka dots, complete with matching umbrellas: Joseph Budd, Jr. and Yvette Budd with daughters Victoria, Jazmin, and April, 224 E. Cheltenham Ave. (zip 19120), March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 45a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 46. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc., March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 46a & b (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 47. Easter Promenade at Rittenhouse Square, with Mayor Wilson Goode and his family officiating; competitions for best-dressed couple, man, woman, etc. [The pageant ends, but would-be contestants mill about, like the Budd family with girls all dressed in pink with black polka dots, complete with matching umbrellas: Joseph Budd, Jr. and Yvette Budd. with daughters Victoria, Jazmin, and April, 224 E. Cheltenham Ave. (zip 19120)], March 26, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 47 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
[LOT 15355, no. 48: call number not assigned. LC did not receive contact sheets for roll 48.]
BOX 2 Roll 49. [Man in turban speaking at podium; Philadelphia street scenes], April 10, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 49 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
[LOT 15355, no. 50 to 52: call numbers not assigned. LC did not receive contact sheets for rolls 50 to 52.]
BOX 2 Roll 53. Sculpture in front of Tucker House Nursing Home, by Joe Bailey; Homeless men around fire in front of shanty on vacant lot, corner of North 11th Street and Melon Street, April 10, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 53 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 54. Homeless men around fire in front of shanty on vacant lot, corner of North 11th Street and Melon Street, April 10, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 54 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 55. Sculpture in front of Tucker House Nursing Home, by Joe Bailey; Homeless men around fire in front of improvised shelter on vacant lot, corner of North 11th Street and Melon Street. Last two frames show police stopping a motorist, April 10, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 55 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 56 & Roll 57. Recording session of the 1989 theme song for the Africamericas Festival. "Nanikha," a women's a cappella group, left to right: Aneesah Rashad (in white), Nia S. Bey Al-Rasul (dark), Anita B. Cauthorn, Nadirah Kenyatta (locks, head covered), two brothers, guy with dreadlocks, April 10, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 56 & 57 (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 58. Recording session of the 1989 theme song for the Africamericas Festival. "Nanikha," a women's a cappella group, left to right: Aneesah Rashad (in white), Nia S. Bey Al-Rasul (dark), Anita B. Cauthorn, Nadirah Kenyatta (locks, head covered), Two brothers, Guy with dreadlocks, April 10, 1989; Africamericas Festival coordinators meeting at Municipal Service building at 15th & JFK Blvd., April 12, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 58 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 59. Children's playground/park with murals, at Germantown Avenue and North 10th Street (N. Philly), April 12, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 59 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 60. Barbeque rib bus, at North 12th Street and Girard Avenue (N. Philly), April 12, 1989; At recording studio of Philadelphia International, children's choir form Marcus Garvey Shule of Positive Education, which is part of promotion for Africamericas Festival./ Southwark School: Jazz Quartet, Byard Lancaster, Alfie Pollitt (piano), Larry Smallwood, April 13, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 60 (H)
Extent: 1 contact sheet
BOX 2 Roll 61 & Roll 62. At recording studio of Philadelphia International, children's choir form Marcus Garvey Shule of Positive Education, which is part of promotion for African Americas Festival. Southwark School: Jazz Quartet, Byard Lancaster, Alfie Pollitt (piano), Larry Smallwood, April 13, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 61 & 62 (H)
Extent: 2 contact sheets
BOX 2 Roll 63. "Street Ball," 57th and Alden Street. Brothers shooting hoop on a corner with lots of seemingly drug-related traffic, but they profile for the camera by dunking every shot and skywalking strides. Rather than a busted out plastic crate, there is a backboard with a net but it is hung sort of low; Double Dutch, 41st and Wiota Streets, Powellton Village. Photos taken of twins: Dominick and Shaniqua, eight months old, 2405 Edgley St., Phila., PA 19132. Only home photographed - brick home painted purple with white designs, which suggested an African motif, at 2321 Edgley Street; Accident ???, April 14, 1989
Call No.: LOT 15355, no. 63 (H)
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