Title created by ACMA staff based on content of recording.
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.
Footage of Anacostia neighborhood consists of driving across the 11th Street bridge and through the neighborhood, exteriors of businesses, children playing in school yard, single family homes, and multi-family housing, including the exterior and interior of an abandoned building located at 217 Valley Avenue SE. Footage of John Kinard walking through a section of Anacostia; he stops and talks to a man. It is unclear what they are talking about because of sound interference. Exterior of Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Footage of a large pile of debris outside abandoned apartment/school building, unclear.
B-roll footage of Anacostia neighborhood. Part of Housing in Anacostia Video Project. AV003171: neighborhood footage from 001455 - 001656 [also on recording: Santa Claus in Anacostia and Screen Printing Demonstration]. AV004320: footage of John Kinard and exterior of museum. AV003546: neighborhood footage begins at 002051 [preceded by Phil Ratner's Washington: Artwork]. Undated.
Footage of Anacostia Neighborhood, Record Group 09-026, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
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