Asians Increasingly Seeking Refuge & Opportunity Along Castor Ave

 

Photo: Maria Pouchnikova, for Axis Philly

Photo: Maria Pouchnikova, for Axis Philly

  • NewsWorks stops by the African American Museum to get a sense of two complimentary exhibits now on display, each seeking to better understand the conflicted narrative of the African-American farmer. Mt. Airy-based sculptor Syd Carpenter’s garden pieces explores the stories of slavery, emancipation, sharecropping, the Great Migration—as well as her own ancestry—offering a juxtaposition between the pains of coercion and injustice and the fruits of that labor. Photographer John Ficara’s work is presented in another gallery, depicting “hard manual work, long days, and networks of supportive neighbors,” all meant “to show the twilight of the African-American farmer.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. I find this really great, for this explains why there is a lot of diversity in other parts of northeast.

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