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‘Family Pictures USA’ TV Series

National TV series that explores neighborhoods & cities through the lens of the family photo album!

“Once you see America through family pictures, you will never see this country the same way again.”

Thomas Allen Harris hosts “Family Pictures USA”, a new TV series that explores neighborhoods and cities through people’s family photo albums for a true “people’s history.” Our pilot series kicks off in Detroit where we interviewed hundreds of families and gathered thousands of photographs. We need your help towards completing a 1 hour pilot episode for national broadcast!

Check out our crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo »


And be sure to check out the Family Pictures: USA Trailer


Family Pictures USA Trailer

Family Pictures USA is a documentary-style magazine show, filmed before a live studio audience, that journeys through a rapidly changing landscape where the foundations of a familiar and idealized “AMERICA” are being transformed.

The Mighty Joe Von Battle – Requiem for a Record Shop Man

My father, the late Joe Von Battle, was an important mid-century recorder and producer of blues and gospel music in Detroit, from 1945 until 1967. He has been called the “Chess of Detroit”, referring to the iconic Chicago Record company, and is regarded by many as a cornerstone in the building of the “Detroit Sound.”

Before You Came, We Were Here: An Ojibway Family & The Making of Detroit

Chantel Henry (Ginew Kwe or "Golden Eagle Woman") became aware of her and her family's deep connection to the city of Detroit about four years ago. We are so honored that she decided to share with us the story of how her grandparents, Arnold and Freda Henry, came to Detroit and her family's rich history in the city.


Photos From The DDFR Community

These are recent photos submitted by online participants.

Lindsey Seïde shared Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow's photo to the group: Family Pictures USA.

Their story reminds me that we should never forget where we come from and we have the power to make changes. Support and share our Family Pictures campaign to bring their family story and more to TV🤗http://bit.ly/fpusatv
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Laurie and Ken Gray shared their beautiful family photos with Family Pictures and revealed their inspiration for building better communities in Detroit! Support our campaign to bring stories like the...

Their story reminds me that we should never forget where we come from and we have the power to make changes. Support and share our Family Pictures campaign to bring their family story and more to TV🤗http://bit.ly/fpusatv

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Rudean Leinaenga wonderful spirit of giving back!

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Hattie HedgepethThanks for sharing the message and photos with written dialogue.

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"My late Aunt Frances ' diplomas - all from the "State Teachers College at Alabama State University".. diploma #1 - May 1933 - BS - May 1935 And Master of Education .. August 1947 .. she lived to be 102.5 and just left us this past July .. the role model and bellwether of the Wilson clan .. miss you Fran!"
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My late Aunt Frances  diplomas - all from the State Teachers College at Alabama State University.. diploma #1 - May 1933 - BS - May 1935   And Master of Education .. August 1947 .. she lived to be 102.5 and just left us this past July .. the role model and bellwether of the Wilson clan .. miss you Fran!
Winifred Green, Ph.D.

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Kathy Richard WilliamsAwesome👏🏽

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Manuel HernandezThat's awesome, Carole. I think my (late) grandma got her B.A. in 1933. Women just didn't go to college in those days. Well, mostly.

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Carole GibsonIt runs in the family! From Dr. Winifred Green whose mother, Mary Wilson also earned 3 degrees in Education. "Continued with my dear Mother ... soon to be 93 years old .. who followed in her dear older sisters footsteps ... The State Teachers College at Branch Junior College of Mobile -- Branch of Alabama State University ... Jr College .. Certificate .. May 1944 .. BS May 1946 ... and Master of Education .. August 1974 - these last two from Alabama State University @ Montgomery!"

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Celebrating Fathers Day - with Baba Jaman wearing the Michigan Dad t-shirt & sharing the stories in his family album with Digital Diaspora's new production "Family Pictures: USA" in Detroit this week. Powerful & Affirmative celebrations of our families - genetic, extended & of choice as we re-fashion our narratives to empower our respective, collective & intersecting communities! ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrating Fathers Day - with Baba Jaman wearing the Michigan Dad t-shirt & sharing the stories in his family album with Digital Diasporas new production Family Pictures: USA in Detroit this week. Powerful & Affirmative celebrations of our families - genetic, extended & of choice as we re-fashion our narratives to empower our respective, collective & intersecting communities!

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Jamon JordanThat was a Great &. long Day!

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Marsha Battle PhilpotTwo of my favorite brothas!

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