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.
Local musician speaks about marijuana use and his thoughts on the legalization of drugs. Youth states there is little crime in the area and police cars patrol mostly on Friday and Saturday nights. A resident talks about his apartment building which is not being well maintained particularly considering the cost, and he explains the reason for the boarded houses in the neighborhood. A couple of young girls speak about their positive elementary school experiences and their teacher. Most of the footage consists of exteriors of the local businesses, particularly the gas station.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720613.
Street Interviews: Atlantic Shopping Center, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American youth
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