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.
Youth speak about their teachers and experience at Kramer Junior High School, located in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Overall, they would like more help and attention from their teachers, and they believe discipline should be based on a reward system, instead of demerits and negative behavior. Interviewer James Campbell asks the youth if any of them have thought about dropping out of school. Most stated they have not, stating that they need an education to get a job, and a few of them would like to go to college.
Interviews and b-roll footage of school exterior and students outside of school. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720609.
Street Interviews: Kramer Junior High, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American youth
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