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Street Interviews: Congress Heights Shopping Area

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Campbell, James  Search this
Beraroucci, Vilma  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
African American  Search this
Video recordings
Unedited footage
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Interviewer: James Campbell. Camera: Vilma Beraroucci.
Group of African American teenagers and young adults discuss their employment and financial situations, working in the community, limited hours and pay, consequences of unemployment in community, and difficulty finding a job especially for black people. A few of them are veterans. School children talk about their education experiences, particularly teacher interaction with students. They want more teachers who help with student work and who care for the students. A middle school student speaks of bomb threats and student behavior at Johnson Jr. School. A young man speaks about methadone drug treatment and lack of job opportunities. He thinks the treatment center should focus more on helping with job placement. An adult male speaks about his observations of drug addicts and his opposition to drug legalization.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720510.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Congress Heights Shopping Area, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, MRC-777 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (tel. 202.633.4853, fax 202.287.2422) Consult archivist by appointment
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Youth  Search this
African American youth  Search this
Veterans  Search this
African American veterans  Search this
Education  Search this
Schools  Search this
Unemployment  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Drug addicts--Rehabilitation  Search this
Drug abuse--Treatment  Search this
Social history  Search this
Local number:
ACMA AV003059
Restrictions & Rights:
No online access due to privacy. Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives