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Mission and Objectives...

Reliving memories from our "growing up days" can be wonderful if, as we get older and age catches up with us, we could remember all the pleasures that we had. If only there was some way we could bring back the memories of those wonderful days.

There has to be some way that we can relate to our children and grandchildren the stories and laughs we had, so they too can look back and enjoy their family history.

That was the objective of two books, "Ghetto Memories" and "Ghetto Memories Revisited", by Norm Morris: to give to future generations an opportunity to see and understand the pleasures we had growing up in the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston, when it was home to the second largest Jewish population in the United States.

The mission of this project, "Sidewalk Memories", is to document a living record, on video and on the Internet. It will highlight the social life and economics in Boston's Jewish community of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan during the 1930's, 40's, 50's and 60's.

Future generations can look back and understand that Ward 14 was more than an area for national and local politicians to get the Jewish votes, but also an area where no one was ever alone unless they wished to be.
This film will also provide useful background for courses in sociology and education. Understanding what influences children's development and the outcomes that shape their futures (including the characteristics of the neighborhoods in which they live) is receiving more and more attention.

This documentary is being produced for non-profit educational purposes only.
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