On The Shellpile

Rita Moonsammy (Goucher College)

"On the Shellpile," a film by Producer Keith Wasserman, Researcher Rita Moonsammy, and Executive Producer Rachel Dolhanczyk for the Bayshore Center at Port Norris, NJ, documents the history of the community of African Americans who worked in the oyster shucking houses in Bivalve, New Jersey, during the early and mid-20th century. In the film, former residents of Shellpile talk about their town, their work, their families, their church, and their singing.

Part of 07-11 Media: Documenting African American Culture, Saturday, November 04, 8:30 am–10:00 am