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.
Anacostia residents talk about how the Anacostia Credit Union is not meeting community needs. Because of the limited and non-regular hours, some residents are having difficulty picking up their food stamps, which are distributed by the credit union. A woman discusses challenges with the school system in regards to her handicapped child and her sixth grade child with a second grade reading level. Welfare and unemployment are also discussed.
Interviews for first 000620. Followed by Street Interviews: Discussion between John Kinard and S. Dillon Ripley for rest of recording. Part of Street Interviews. Recording ends abruptly in middle of interview. Dated 19720403 and 19720406.
Street Interviews: Location Unidentified 1, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American business enterprises
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