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A.C. Native Celebrates Black History Month With Her Documentary On The City

02/06/2020 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
Turiya S.A. Raheem

Our Worthington campus celebrated Black History Month on February 5, 2020, with a film documentary of Atlantic City presented by Turiya S.A. Raheem, English Instructor. The documentary she co-produced with Media Mobilizing out of Philadelphia was called “Ourside, the other Atlantic City.” No other history of Atlantic City has been written to shed light on the migration and achievements and contributions that Black families made in this popular resort prior to the casino era, until Turiya’s commentary. Mrs. Raheem’s illuminating reconstruction of the Northside history was very enlightening and will be a valuable contribution to the literature on Atlantic City, NJ. After the presentation, Turiya engaged with the students by asking them questions about what they learned from the documentary on Atlantic City. Many students in the audience never knew the history of Atlantic City and were thankful to Mrs. Raheem for sharing the story.

A big thank you to Natalie Devonish, Dean Worthington Campus & Workforce Development for providing the refreshments and SGA for their continual support in funding student activities.