Marion Barry, Jr. talked about the landmarks and other highlights which can be found in far southeast Washington, D.C. He also talked about the history and media perception of far southeast Washington, D.C. Specifically, he spoke of change in housing patterns, community development, changes he observed in regards to schools and recreation, and the economic and health challenges of the area. Barry also spoke about his accomplishments while in public office, and his work with the Youth on the Rise program, which helped youth to learn how to politically organize.
Interview. Created in conjunction with the Anacostia Museum's 40th Anniversary Oral History Project and the exhibition, 'East of the River: Continuity and Change.' Dated 20070801.
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News clips from News 4 Washington and On the Scene Newsfilm 7 (The Scene Tonight 7) about the controversy over the public's participation in the selection of the school superintendent for Washington, D.C. public schools. John Kinard, a member of the Citizen's Committee, charges the committee's involvement in the selection of the D.C. school superintendent was a fraud and explains the importance of citizen input in the selection of the superintendent. The News 4 Washington news report includes a response by Marion Barry, the D.C. School Board President, to Kinard's comments.
News program until 000654 (followed by The Magic Door with Louise Hutchinson; and Children Singing in Outdoor Concert). Part of Broadcast Programs. Dated 19731005.
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