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Memoirs of a Father with Philip Rosenbaum

“Producing a five minute video about my father and how he survived the Holocaust was an experience I will forever cherish. The idea came to me on the first day of our two-day seminar, Re-Imagining the Family Album with Professor Thomas Allen Harris at Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts Program.” “On that first day, I quickly […]

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Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic

“In Afro-Atlantic Flight, Michelle D. Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade. Through ethnographic, historical, literary, and filmic analyses, Commander shows the ways that cultural producers such as Octavia […]

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A Boston-Edison Tale: 65 Years, 4 Generations, 1 Home

Detroit native and artist, Michelle May shares her family story with Family Pictures USA about growing up in the historic neighborhood of Boston-Edison. “Historic Boston-Edison is a 36-block neighborhood area of Detroit containing approximately 900 houses.  The District is bordered by Boston Boulevard on the North, Edison Avenue on the South, Woodward Avenue on the east and Linwood on […]

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The Bruschitzkis of Linzee Street: Building Detroit Brick by Brick

This summer, Detroiter, Bonnie Schow shared her family story with Family Pictures USA. Read below to learn more about her incredible family. “My great-great-grandfather, Julius Bruschitzki came to Detroit in 1881. He had friends who had come to Detroit and he faced consistent economic and political unrest in the Prussian area of Germany, where he used to live. After he […]

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