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Street Interviews: Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Greenwood, Benjamin O., Sr
Allen, Helen Greenwood
Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage Company, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
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.
Summary:
Helen Greenwood Allen provides a detailed history, including photographs, of the family company, Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage, Inc., which was a moving company established in 1922 by her father, Benjamin O. Greenwood, Sr. Allen is the Secretary and Treasurer of the company. Reginald H. Greenwood talks about his responsibilities as Vice President of the company, providing dispatch services to the drivers, and advice for starting your own business. Allen and Greenwood talk about the current state of the company; hiring and helping those who need help in their community, including the unemployed, juveniles, handicapped, and Vietnam veterans; and providing services to private households moving out of the area and for government contracts. Employees, including veterans, talk about their responsibilities and the average work day; previous experiences being unemployed; the application process to work for Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage Company; and employment in Anacostia. Recording includes footage of Reginald Greenwood working, and trucks traveling in and out of the company's parking lot.
Interviews and b-roll footage of exterior. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720601 and 19720602.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Greenwood Transfer and Storage, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Business enterprises
African American business enterprises
Family-owned business enterprises
Small business
Employment
Unemployment
Veterans
People with disabilities
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV004309
ACMA AV004313
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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