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.
James Campbell talks to youth about the condition of their neighborhood, particularly the lack of recreation centers and activities. Other topics of conversation include drug use and the methadone program at DC General; education and thoughts about teachers; housing conditions, particularly the excess trash; and people traveling down from Alabama Avenue to panhandle.
Interviews and b-roll footage of youth. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720511.
Street Interviews: Howard Road and Bryan Street, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American youth
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