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Title Glory Be Revival of Neighborly Love
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Degree MFA
Discipline/Department Art and Design
Degree Level thesis
University/Publisher Georgia State University
Abstract This project is a video installation that includes filming the worship services of three small African American churches that exist within an area of rapid gentrification. Perhaps because of their tiny congregations, or racial makeup, these particular little churches seem hidden by a cloak of invisibility.
Subjects/Keywords black; African American; church; Hosea Williams Boulevard; gentrification; preacher; community; religion; storytelling; video
Contributors Nancy Floyd; Constance Thalken; Niklas Volmer
Country of Publication us
Record ID oai:scholarworks.gsu.edu:art_design_theses-1108
Repository georgia-state
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2018-01-11
Created Date 2012-05-02 07:00:00

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…of Atlanta and Decatur that is rapidly gentrifying. The African American community is still the majority population, but their voices are not a prominent part of the neighborhood conversations. Another purpose of this project is to celebrate diversity…

…and the black population decreases, one thing is noteworthy: in spite of this encroachment a vestige of the African American popula- 6 tion (in the form of at least 50 community churches) remains firmly entrenched within the rapid changes…

…08, 2012. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/. Brown, Audrey L. "African American Churches as Ethnographic Resources." Cultural Resource Management. 2001. Accessed April 10, 2012. http://crm.cr.nps.gov/archive/24-05/24-05-10.pdf. Curry…

…part of an ongoing investigation of the practices of churches in the Atlanta area. The project can preserve knowledge and illuminate “the cultural meaning of church, which plays a significant role in African Americana.” (Brown, 2007) 5 To…

…authority (High School, 1968) and pursuit of the American dream (Salesman, 1960). Even National Geographic, although steeped in outsider point of view filmmaking, makes the world a smaller place. Documentary film in its early years was…

…Delbanco. Frederick Wiseman. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010. Williams, Lesley and Robert Adelman. "The Double-edged Sword of Gentrification in Atlanta." American Sociological Association:. Accessed January 10, 2012. http://www.asanet.org…

…community undergoing gentrification. I see hallmarks of my culture being erased or pushed aside. I see black institutions, including the church, grasping for relevance in a community that is “safer and cleaner” but that has little affinity for African

American culture. Sure, there are new folks who love ethnic food or black theater productions, but in gentrifying communities nationwide, culturally specific programs, it seems, are becoming passé in the minds of “tolerant” and “open-minded” urbanites…

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