Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Rich

Rich, a longtime resident, of Tacony is now caretaker an abandoned and overgrown citygarden in Keystone Park. Working his whole life as a contractor and 22 years in recovery, Rich talks about his experiences living through addiction to then building...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: John Cambridge

The Butterfly Pavilion in Holmesberg, Philadelphia, PA is lovingly owned and run by John Cambridge. After a tumultuous start in a dubious situation, John and his small staff that feels like family banded together to make a thriving success of...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Charles Tyson Jr.

A fairly recent transplant from West Philadelphia to Tacony, Charles is an artist, singer, dancer and event producer in the performing arts of Philadelphia. Charles gives insight into his involvement in the flourish Art scene in Tacony, also known as...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Troy

Part owner of Sawtown Tavern, Troy Everwine, speaks candidly about the arts, vegan diets, Ida Dunnum, the LGBTQ community and the progression of the Tacony community in Philadelphia. We talk about Troy’s performances on stage in Center City, the proudest...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Heather

Heather shares stories of growing up in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood, Tacony, and shares stories of her childhood and upbringing and then her eventual opening of her business in Mt. Airy, Philaelphia. Recorded as part of an artist residency with...

Philadelphia Trump Protest – Timothy

Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights. I met Timothy Tucker as the protest in Philadelphia moved from Thomas Paine Plaza over to Rittenhouse Square. Timothy shares his past experiences of his freedoms being compromised in...

Philadelphia Trump Protest – Mason

Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights, January 26, 2017. Mason shares his feelings about Women’s Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, and his reactions and hopes after seeing the overwhelming turn out for the Women’s Marches all...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Anna

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells – Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights. I met Anna as the protest in Philadelphia moved over to Rittenhouse Square. Anna is from Poland and has lived as...