Jefferson Chalmers

VIDEO: Jefferson Chalmers stakeholders speak on history and revitalization

After months of embedded journalism in the historic community of Jefferson Chalmers, Model D Media and Detroit filmmaker Aaron Barton have created a video that reflects on the time we've spent in the area. Using candid interviews, drone footage, and private photos, Barton has created a beautiful visual tribute to the neighborhood.


Here you can watch interviews with Tammy Black of the Community Treehouse project, historian Nick Sinacori, and Deric Scott of East Jefferson Development Corporation, as they recount their experiences in Jefferson Chalmers and express their hopes for the future.


The video will be shared with residents at Hope Community Church 14456 E. Jefferson Ave., on Friday, April 19th from 6-8 p.m. for a storytelling event featuring residents from Jefferson Chalmers, one of Detroit's most historic neighborhoods.


This article is part of the "On the Ground" series, where a journalist is embedded in a neighborhood for three months to provide regular coverage.

Support for this series is provided by the Kresge Foundation.

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Biba Adams is a regular contributor and project editor for Model D. Formally Model D's Editor at Large, she is a longtime journalist whose work is fueled by her passion for people and her native Detroit. Find her on all social channels @BibatheDiva.