Sound recording: 1 data disk DVD-R digital, 24-bit 96kHz WAV
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
An interview of Harold Ricker conducted in 1975 for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.
Harold Ricker recalls life in Anacostia as he was growing up, from public schools like Ketchum and Birney schools to community organizations like churches and Anacostia Lodge. Ricker also talks about the racial makeup of the neighborhood and the occupations held by its residents, which were mostly government or working class jobs.
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
No online access due to privacy. Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu