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Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Campbell, James
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Narration
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Summary:
Through narration and street interviews conducted by James Campbell, Anacostia residents talk about the tight knit, safe community prior to the rise in crime; insignificant employment and recreation opportunities after increased migration to Anacostia as a result of Southwest Urban Renewal projects; how increased population and lack of opportunities lead to increased crime, drug use, and unemployment in Anacostia; government trying to control crime though programs like methadone maintenance rather than dealing with the deepest concerns; and reasons for high rate of unemployment, including inadequate schools, racial discrimination, and ineffective unemployment and social services. Teachers talk about overcrowded classes, outdated curriculum, and the overall education system; students discuss their teachers.
Narration and interviews. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Interviews product of Street Interviews. AV003499: street interviews and narration from 001505 - 001710 [also on recording: Narration about West African Slave Trade and Out of Africa Narration]. Undated.
Cite as:
Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Unemployment
Discrimination in employment
Crime
Drugs
Methadone maintenance
Education
Teachers
Students
Racism
Race discrimination
Public welfare
Recreation centers
Migration, Internal
Social history
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV003304
ACMA AV003499
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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