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.
Sixty-six year resident of Anacostia speaks about employment, unemployment, and life in Uniontown-Anacostia. Other residents, including veterans, speak about how Anacostia has changed particularly the housing conditions, increased rental prices, kids smoking, parents not raising their kids, and lack of police concern in community. They also explain how these changes are affecting their lives.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720614.
Street Interviews: M.L. King Ave. and Talbert St., Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American youth
African American veterans
Parent and child
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