upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Tina Morton

Associate Professor of Media Journalism & Film, Howard University

Tina Morton

Tina is a media activist deeply committed to facilitating members of community groups in telling their own stories. Her work aurally and visually shares the perspectives of marginalized people, enabling them to be seen and heard in their own image and voice.  Her own work started when she took classes at Scribe Video Center over a decade ago.  In 2001, she completed a community history documentary entitled Severed Souls, a 13-year personal journey to chronicle community memory of the execution of Corrine Sykes, a 20-year-old North Philadelphia resident wrongly executed for murder and the first African American woman to be legally executed in PA. In 2005, she facilitated a South Philadelphia community group to help create The Taking of South Central...Philadelphia, a documentary focusing on problems of gentrification affecting so many communities.  Along with Roxana Walker-Canton, she produced Belly of the Basin, chronicling the people of New Orleans' stories of survival and struggle. Her work is that of a video oral historian, documenting community struggles. Tina is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship (2010), a Leeway Transformation Award (2006), and two Art and Change Grants (2005, 2006). In 2016, Tina was selected as a commissioned artist to complete a work for Scribe Video's Great Migration Project. When We Came Up Here is a documentary chronicling the vital role and impact the Philadelphia Tribune played in imparting information to folks who were part of the Great Migration from the South, and particularly to Philadelphia.

Upcoming events
01/236:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grant Info Session at Mt. Airy Arts Garage

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