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Frederick Douglass United Community Center, Inc. Interviews

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 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
Notes:
Titled created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording.
The Frederick Douglass United Community Center, Inc. opened in 1967, after incident involving juveniles and police officers, to help with the juvenile problem in Anacostia and lack of services. The community center provided youth programs to give youth the knowledge and skills to cope with problems in the community and to function in the world. The center also conducted research to try and deter crime and youth deliquency in the community.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews the Deputy Director (Wheeler) and Director of the Juvenile Counseling Project (Barkley) of the Frederick Douglass United Community Center, Inc. They talk about the history and role of the community center as well as their individual responsibilities and programs developed to achieve the goals of the center. They also talk about the role of Anacostia in the District of Columbia; the causes and effects of the crime problem in Anacostia; and high rate of Anacostian youth involved in crime.
Interviews. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19720724.
Cite as:
Frederick Douglass United Community Center, Inc. Interviews, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Communities
Drugs
Crime
Police-community relations
Youth
Community organization
Local number:
ACMA AV003177
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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