Through our documentary initiatives we invite you to enjoy tangible forms of history-in-the making: a CD collection that sends “joyful noise” well beyond the walls of St. Joseph, photographs that document and advance the vital relationships that make up neighborhood, an anthology of recipes and stories that invite readers into a living tradition of old and new local foodways. These are just some of the fruits of collaboration and creativity we’d like to share with you.
We are hard at work on two new documentary projects!
- The Histories of Home Soundwalk is an audio tour that takes listeners through portions of the Sunset and Pottersfield neighborhoods. On this “soundwalk” you’ll have the opportunity to listen to stories from these communities in the voices of the people who continue to make history here every day.
- A Place at the Table is a foodbook that documents community history through its diverse and ever-evolving foodways. This documentary book will feature recipes and stories, using food as a lens for exploring the history of our communities.
WUNC Summer Youth Radio Institute
Jackson Center staff members and FYR students helped create the first-ever WUNC Summer Youth Radio Institute out of the WUNC Durham studios at American Tobacco Campus. Under the guidance of two mentors, both from Fusion Youth Radio, youth reporters produced five stories that aired on Morning Edition in North Carolina. Check out the short video below to go behind the scenes of the program, and be sure to listen to the stories created through the Institute on the WUNC American Graduate Project page.
Some of our documentary productions are available to you on a donation basis (suggested donation amounts cover material costs only). To order your copy of one of our productions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send your request with a check made payable to The Jackson Center at St. Joseph C.M.E. Church, 510 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516.
St. Joseph CME Five Choirs LIVE: This Morning When I Rose
Produced by the MCJ Center’s Jarrett Dawson, This Morning When I Rose features 12 songs from five St. Joseph CME Choirs performed LIVE. The cover and CD feature original artwork by Jackson Scholar, Ibn Mclain, and photographs of a sunrise over the Dead Sea by Associate Director, Hudson Vaughan.
Suggested donation: $10
Soul in a Bowl Cookbook
Edited by Meredith Robbins and Leslie Gordon, this cookbook features the recipes and stories of families and friends of St. Joseph CME Church. Soul in a Bowl includes recipes for breakfasts, appetizers, side dishes, main dishes and desserts. It also offers suggestions for lighter adaptations of traditional dishes. But it is not just a cookbook. With illustrations, handwritten recipes, photographs, and excerpts of stories about how these dishes have been passed from one generation to the next, Soul in a Bowl is living culinary history.
Suggested donation: $15