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In The Face of What We Remember
Oral Histories of 409 & 555 Edgecombe Avenue (Invited Film)

Director: Karen D. Taylor

Producers:  Karen D. Taylor, Jamal Joseph, Michael Tyner

Length: 15:30 min.  (Excerpt) Category: Documentary

Moving against time and gentrification, the people of 409 and 555 share a little-known history. This 15-minute cut of the feature-length film produced by While We Are Still Here is the story of two buildings that were, perhaps, the sweetest addresses on Sugar Hill. Renaissance men W.E.B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson, bandleader Count Basie, heavyweight champion Joe Louis, visual artist Elizabeth Catlett, and vocalist Cassandra Wilson all called 409 or 555 home.

 

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