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Housing in Anacostia Interviews

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
3 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Housing in Anacostia Video Project, contains original and master video materials created for the short documentary "On Housing," which was produced by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. It features video documentation of the highway, streets, and homes in the neighborhood, interviews with residents about the community and the state of rundown housing buildings, and part of a lecture on housing in African American communities.
Summary:
Anacostia resident states housing conditions are poor throughout Washington, D.C. He describes the history of racial discrimination as Anacostia and surrounding areas developed and the invention of code violations for the protection of the white people. He talks harassment and increasing rents faced by black people. He believes housing conditions would improve if tenants had control over housing conditions and decisions. He led a rent strike for code violations and created a committee to ensure the landlords maintain good housing conditions for their tenants.
Interview. AV004327: full interview. AV004308: portion of AV004327 interview [rest of recording consists of Street Interviews: Park Southern Apartments which starts at 000735]. AV004331: interview begins at 001637 [recording prior to interview consists of Street Interviews: Bolling Terrace Apartments]. Part of Housing in Anacostia Video Project. Related to Street Interviews. Undated.
Cite as:
Housing in Anacostia Interviews, Record Group 09-026, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Housing
Racism
Race discrimination
Housing management
Landlords
Landlord and tenant
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV004327
ACMA AV004308
ACMA AV004331
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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