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Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Birney Elementary School
Douglass Hall (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
7 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recordings.
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:
Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration presents a short history of Uniontown/Anacostia and Barry Farms from 1680 until a few years after World War II for the exhibition Evolution of a Community Part 1. The walking tour showcases replicas of Douglass Hall (black shopping center), Old Birney School, a black home, and a black church representative of Anacostia from 1910-1935. Narration and sound clips from interviews of residents reminiscing about living in Anacostia describe Birney Elementary School; Douglass Hall; social, religious, and recreational roles of the churches in the community; family life in the home; communal water pumps, privies, and garbage maintenance; employment; African American businesses; segregated recreation areas; transportation options; political issues of the early 1900s; race relations; police officers; community-police relations; formation and development of Anacostia including the drawing of Washington, D.C. lines; planning of Barry Farms; and land divisions and their effects on race relations.
Narration. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV003125: introductory narration for exhibit. Undated.
Cite as:
Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Churches
African American churches
Schools
Education
Employment
Recreation
Race
Segregation
Business enterprises
African American business enterprises
Police
Police-community relations
Social history
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV003125
ACMA AV003121
ACMA AV003122
ACMA AV003123
ACMA AV003124
ACMA AV003126
ACMA AV003127
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