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Kennett Square to be featured in new season of Movers & Makers

01/31/2022 09:28PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Season four of WHYY's Emmy Award-winning show Movers & Makers premieres on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m., and an entire episode about the Underground Railroad in Kennett Square will air on Thursday, Feb. 17.

The show will explore the history of the Underground Railroad in Kennett Square and introduce viewers to individuals from the past, and those who are keeping it alive today. The show will feature a visit to the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, Marlborough Meeting, Longwood Cemetery & Meeting, Bucktoe Cemetery. There will also be an engaging conversations with Alex Parham of Voices Underground and Rev. Beverly Bell and members of New Garden Memorial UAME Church. 

With a new host, Anne Ishii, the executive director of the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Movers & Makers demonstrates the kind of documentary storytelling that public media is so good at: the paramount local voice. 

“It has a unique ability, and charge, to tell stories about cultural producers who work right in our backyard,” Ishii said. 

The season premieres with a special episode devoted to the historic artist colony of Arden Delaware, where communal living is anchored in artistic practice.