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    Family Pictures: USA

FAMILY PICTURES: USA

Detroit is The Future…And It’s Okay!

What’s Your Detroit Story?

As part of a new television series being filmed for PBS’ WORLD Channel, Family Pictures: USA will be in Detroit for a series of filmed interviews with average Detroiters to get their take on the Motor City, its past, present and future, as seen through the family photo album. Our theme is “Detroit is the Future…And it’s Okay!” and we want to illuminate that special Detroit that has always been there…through the bad times, certainly, but also during the good times…those times spent with family, friends, neighbors, the people we love and who love us. That Detroit is the real Detroit. It doesn’t always get mentioned in newspapers or magazines; seen on movie screens or television sets. But that, to us, it the only Detroit that really matters.

Bring a selection of your favorite photographs – digital or actual photo – to our Community Photo- Sharing Sessions (see the schedule) and spend 10-15 minutes with our Family Pictures: USA Production Team telling us about YOUR Detroit story.

Sessions are First Come, First Served…and interview spots are limited to the first 30 participants (individuals and singles welcome; as are couples, friends and family groups – families by birth and by choice are all welcome!) who sign-up.

To reserve your spot, please send an email to: 1World1Family.me@gmail.com and mention: “My Detroit Story” in the subject line. You can also call us at: (212) 281 – 6002 and ask for: “Detroit Desk.”

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.

Edward Jones shared The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's photo to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion. ... See MoreSee Less

Rebirth of a Nation by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, featuring Sound Impact (May 23) → bit.ly/2prXFQY “Cinema has shaped the 20th and 21st century imagination and ‘Rebirth of a Nation‘...

Natalie Shmuel shared Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow's photo to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion.

Share your own photo with the community to honor Mother's Day!

"This is one of the latest pictures of my mom (r) before she passed, taken at my brother's wedding. This was Luwanda (l) - the mother of the young lady who married my brother. She's a beautiful woman. She was a role model and always inspired my mom to do more and to be better. I thought it was a nice picture of them together…the two moms." - Mary Smith
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"This is one of the latest pictures of my mom (r) before she passed, taken at my brother's wedding. This was Luwanda (l) - the mother of the young lady who married my brother. She's a beautiful woman...

Share your own photo with the community to honor Mothers Day! 

This is one of the latest pictures of my mom (r) before she passed, taken at my brothers wedding. This was Luwanda (l) - the mother of the young lady who married my brother. Shes a beautiful woman. She was a role model and always inspired my mom to do more and to be better. I thought it was a nice picture of them together…the two moms. - Mary Smith

Yeonji Jane Chae shared Ken Coleman's post to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion.

Great photo and story from Detroit!
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During my research session today at the Burton Historical Collection, I ran across this photo of Berry Gordy Sr.'s Booker T. Washington Grocery Store. (He's shown on the far right.) The Gordys, membe...

Great photo and story from Detroit!

Natalie Shmuel shared Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow's photo to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion. ... See MoreSee Less

“In the early 30's, when Tuberculosis was quite prevalent in the US, it was difficult to get nurses to work in the sanitarians. Many African American and Caribbean nurses came to Staten Island’s S...

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Carolyn RameyGreat story for Volunteer Newsletter & Volunteer Legacy Branding Project @ Schomburg Center

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Carolyn RameyWhen are your volunteer hours at the Schomburg? Ive taken photos of you at the Information Desk, Yes?

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Carolyn RameyThought you were someone else. Have a nice day!

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Annmarie Conlon shared Lucky Mask Productions's photo to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion. ... See MoreSee Less

Cheryl Baynes (back right) has rare kind of bowel cancer can only be operated on privately and is crowdfunding for it. steve arnot aka red eye Phoenix, Hulls leading rapper is organising a charity gig...

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