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Street Interviews: SENAB

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Southeast Neighborhood Action Board, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center is an adult methadone maintenance program funded by the Narcotics Treatment Administration. Its counterpart is the Anacostia Juvenile Program, which is a drug treatment center for youth. The Anacostia Juvenile Program is officially labeled a "drug abstainance" program and therefore uses no drugs. Both programs are more or less governed by SENAB (Southeast Neighborhood Action Board) in Anacostia. [Drug Abuse Council, Inc. (1974, June). Students Speak on Drugs: The High School Student Project. Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://archive.org/details/ERIC_ED110868 ]
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
The head counselor/assistant to the director and a patient/former counselor of the adult rehabilitation center speak about the extent of drug addiction in Anacostia, the effects of drug use on home life, and how treatment and social service assistance falls short of the community's needs. They also discuss how the structure of society and the approach to rehabilitation is geared toward failure because of the lack of government support to stop drug trafficking and lack of social agencies to assist with housing and job placement. Both speak of their personal experience using drugs, including methadone for rehabilitation; heroin addiction versus methadone; and the stigma of being an ex-addict, including the lack of educational and employment opportunities.
Interviews and b-roll footage of rehabilitation center. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720725.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: SENAB, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Drugs
Drug abuse
Drug addiction
Drug abuse--Treatment
Drug addicts--Rehabilitation
Methadone maintenance
Heroin
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003215
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: S.E. House

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Davis, Benjamin
Southeast Neighborhood House (Washington, D.C.)
Neighborhood Youth Corps (U.S.)
Southeast Neighborhood Action Board, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
In the 1970s, Benjamin Davis was the Director of the Area 19 Planning Council, which was funded by Washington, D.C. government, and President of the Board of Directors of Southeast Neighborhood Action Board, Inc. (SENAB).
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Benjamin Davis talks about his work with Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYCs), which assists youth in preparing for job placements within the community, and the Southeast Neighborhood Action Board. Through both programs, he encounters youth with drug addictions. In this interview, Davis discusses drugs in Anacostia; recovery and programs for drug addicts; the constraints and challenges of working to solve community problems with funds via one-year government contracts; the role of the whole community in combatting drugs; the use of drug substitutions, such as methadone, for drug treatment; physical and social side effects of methadone use; and how to identify and prevent drug use by youth.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720717.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: S.E. House, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Drugs
Drug abuse
Drug addiction
Drug abuse--Treatment
Drug addicts--Rehabilitation
Methadone maintenance
Public welfare
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV004315
Restrictions:
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Talbert St

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Current and former residents of Anacostia speak of a time when there were dirt streets in Anacostia, when everyone knew everyone else, and when residents did not lock their doors in the tight knit community. They talk about how Anacostia and Washington, D.C. has changed in regards to housing conditions and prices, increased crime, men hanging out on corners all day drinking, and parents not looking after their kids who throw stones and break windows as well as a lack of concern from landlords and lack of respect towards police officers. Footage of youth playing.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720615.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Talbert St., Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Housing
Landlords
Migration, Internal
Crime
Police
Police-community relations
Parent and child
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003173
Restrictions:
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Bolling Terrace Apartments

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
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
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording and location of recording.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews residents outside of Bolling Terrace Apartments about housing conditions, landlords, and rent strike. Footage of exterior of Bolling Terrace Apartments building.
Interviews and b-roll footage. Part of Street Interviews. AV004331: street interviews until 001636 [remainder of recording consists of Housing in Anacostia Interviews]. Undated.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Bolling Terrace Apartments, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Housing
Landlords
Landlord and tenant
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV004331
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Employment Security Building

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
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
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording and location of recording.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews Washington, D.C. residents about unemployment; looking for and securing employment; job and training opportunities; and unemployment compensation. Interviews conducted outside of the Employment Security Building.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Undated.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Employment Security Building, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Unemployment
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003179
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Park Southern Apartments

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Crawford, H.R
Park Southern Apartments (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
H.R. Crawford, a national property manager and Vice President of Polinger-Crawford Corporation, speaks about his business, moderate to low income housing programs, the history of Park Southern Apartments, tenant management, tenant complaints, and owner and tenant relationship, misunderstandings, and responsibilities. He states housing programs focused on moderate and low income housing are not working because they were not designed to work realistically in the first place, and the solution lies in modifying programs. He believes the development of single family housing would improve conditions in Anacostia.
Interview. AV003181 and AV004308: full interview. AV003181: Length of interview is 001635 minutes; the rest of the recording consists of static. AV004308: Interview starts at 000735 [beginning of recording consists of Housing in Anacostia Inteviews]. Part of Street Interviews. Related to Housing in Anacostia Video Project. Dated 19720727.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Park Southern Apartments, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Housing
Public housing
Low-income housing
Housing subsidies
Landlords
Landlord and tenant
Housing management
Housing policy
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003181
ACMA AV004308
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Street Interviews: Location Unidentified 1

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Queen, Sharon
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Credit Union (Washington, D.C.)
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Anacostia residents talk about how the Anacostia Credit Union is not meeting community needs. Because of the limited and non-regular hours, some residents are having difficulty picking up their food stamps, which are distributed by the credit union. A woman discusses challenges with the school system in regards to her handicapped child and her sixth grade child with a second grade reading level. Welfare and unemployment are also discussed.
Interviews for first 000620. Followed by Street Interviews: Discussion between John Kinard and S. Dillon Ripley for rest of recording. Part of Street Interviews. Recording ends abruptly in middle of interview. Dated 19720403 and 19720406.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Location Unidentified 1, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
African American business enterprises
Business enterprises
Small business
Credit unions
Public welfare
Food stamps
Education
Unemployment
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003557
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: 11th Precinct

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews the Commander of the 7th police district, Lieutenant in charge of VICE unit, Lieutenant in charge of casual clothes and scooter units, and Crime Analyst about drug and criminal activity in the 11th Precinct of Washington, D.C. The Commander also speaks of the development of the 7th district, which became operational on August 8, 1971; the implementation of more police officers, patrol vehicles, and detectives reducing crime on average of 25 percent per month; and when a resident should contact the police. The Lieutenant in charge of the VICE unit talks about police procedures for investigating and arresting those involved in drug activities, and stresses the police can only control drugs with the help of the community. The Crime Analyst explains the crime statistic maps, including the current major crimes occurring in the district and analyzing crime patterns.
Interviews and b-roll footage of interior of police precinct. Part of Street Interviews. Recording stops suddenly at 003319. Dated 19720519.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: 11th Precinct, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Drugs
Drug traffic
Crime
Police
Police-community relations
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003209
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Kramer Junior High

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Kramer Junior High School (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Youth speak about their teachers and experience at Kramer Junior High School, located in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Overall, they would like more help and attention from their teachers, and they believe discipline should be based on a reward system, instead of demerits and negative behavior. Interviewer James Campbell asks the youth if any of them have thought about dropping out of school. Most stated they have not, stating that they need an education to get a job, and a few of them would like to go to college.
Interviews and b-roll footage of school exterior and students outside of school. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720609.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Kramer Junior High, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Education
Schools
Teachers
Students
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003178
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Anacostia Credit Union

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Credit Union (Washington, D.C.)
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews Mr. Samuels, the Manager and Director of the Anacostia Credit Union. Mr. Samuels talks about the recent robbery at the credit union and how the robbery hurts the people in the community, who are unable to cash their checks and obtain their food stamps. He explains the struggles small businesses are confronting in Anacostia and provides advice for preventing robberies.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720714.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Anacostia Credit Union, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
African American business enterprises
Business enterprises
Small business
Credit unions
Crime
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003219
Restrictions:
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Atlantic Shopping Center

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Local musician speaks about marijuana use and his thoughts on the legalization of drugs. Youth states there is little crime in the area and police cars patrol mostly on Friday and Saturday nights. A resident talks about his apartment building which is not being well maintained particularly considering the cost, and he explains the reason for the boarded houses in the neighborhood. A couple of young girls speak about their positive elementary school experiences and their teacher. Most of the footage consists of exteriors of the local businesses, particularly the gas station.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720613.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Atlantic Shopping Center, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Business enterprises
Youth
African American youth
Drugs
Drug legalization
Marijuana
Crime
Police
Police-community relations
Housing
Education
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003175
Restrictions:
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Douglass Junior High

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Douglass Jr. High School (Washington, D.C.)
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Teachers discuss the challenges they encounter teaching the students: an outdated, universal curriculum which does not work for all students; poor attendance and high dropout rates; lack of interest from students and parents; lack of help from the administration; no funding for in-service training and school supplies; and too much time spent preparing students to learn. They talk about the problems in their community ; and the effects of D.C. politics, the community, and home life on the students and their education. They offer possible solutions: change the system and let teachers be creative so the students get what they need; parents and teachers need to stop blaming each other; the community needs to take more pride in their students; better communication between the community and the school; and the importance of understanding the students and their problems.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720720.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Douglass Junior High, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Education
Schools
Teachers
Students
Parent and child
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003213
Restrictions:
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Johnson Junior High

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
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
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording and location of recording.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews students outside of Johnson Junior High about their thoughts on dropping out of school and reasons for dropping out of school; their teachers, their fellow classmates, and the public school system; ideas for improving the education experience; what they do after school at home; and what they want to do when they are older in regards to additional schooling and/or jobs.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Undated.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Johnson Junior High, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Education
Schools
Students
African American students
Teachers
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV004328
Restrictions:
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Street Interviews: Congress Heights Shopping Area

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Group of African American teenagers and young adults discuss their employment and financial situations, working in the community, limited hours and pay, consequences of unemployment in community, and difficulty finding a job especially for black people. A few of them are veterans. School children talk about their education experiences, particularly teacher interaction with students. They want more teachers who help with student work and who care for the students. A middle school student speaks of bomb threats and student behavior at Johnson Jr. School. A young man speaks about methadone drug treatment and lack of job opportunities. He thinks the treatment center should focus more on helping with job placement. An adult male speaks about his observations of drug addicts and his opposition to drug legalization.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720510.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Congress Heights Shopping Area, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Veterans
African American veterans
Education
Schools
Unemployment
Discrimination in employment
Race discrimination
Drugs
Drug addicts--Rehabilitation
Drug abuse--Treatment
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003059
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
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Street Interviews: Location Unidentified 2

view Street Interviews: Location Unidentified 2 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
A woman discusses her thoughts on drugs, specifically marijuana, and her stance on legalizing them. Two other women do not believe drugs should be legalized. One of the women lost several friends to drug use, including one who overdosed on methadone while participating in a methadone maintenance program. Manager of McBrides states he has little trouble with crime. When his store first moved to its current location, school children shoplifted, but he worked with the school to resolve the problem. A woman talks about her child's need for a reading specialist and the child's hour long bus ride to school. Unemployment in Anacostia, working on construction projects during 1953 and 1954, housing conditions, and difficulties with landlords are also discussed.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720419.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Location Unidentified 2, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Unemployment
Housing
Landlords
Drugs
Marijuana
Drug legalization
Methadone maintenance
Education
Crime
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003559
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: M.L. King Ave. and Talbert St

view Street Interviews: M.L. King Ave. and Talbert St digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Sixty-six year resident of Anacostia speaks about employment, unemployment, and life in Uniontown-Anacostia. Other residents, including veterans, speak about how Anacostia has changed particularly the housing conditions, increased rental prices, kids smoking, parents not raising their kids, and lack of police concern in community. They also explain how these changes are affecting their lives.
Interviews and b-roll footage of neighborhood. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720614.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: M.L. King Ave. and Talbert St., Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Veterans
African American veterans
Employment
Unemployment
Crime
Police
Housing
Police-community relations
Parent and child
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003086
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Howard Road and Bryan Street

view Street Interviews: Howard Road and Bryan Street digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell talks to youth about the condition of their neighborhood, particularly the lack of recreation centers and activities. Other topics of conversation include drug use and the methadone program at DC General; education and thoughts about teachers; housing conditions, particularly the excess trash; and people traveling down from Alabama Avenue to panhandle.
Interviews and b-roll footage of youth. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720511.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Howard Road and Bryan Street, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Recreation centers
Housing
Landlords
Education
Teachers
Drugs
Drug abuse--Treatment
Methadone maintenance
Poverty
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003184
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: South Capitol Street, Atlantic and Mississippi Avenue

view Street Interviews: South Capitol Street, Atlantic and Mississippi Avenue digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Interviewees speak about unemployment, and lack of quality and low income housing in Washington, D.C. One D.C. resident speaks about his experience working for D.C. Transit, transit fare increases, vandalism to transit cars, and training program for transit employees. A couple of men talk about big corporations taking control of low income housing and not taking care of the housing units. Their current housing complex is plagued by a flooded basement, rats, no hot water, and no heat; an inspector told them to go on a rent strike. The men think housing communities should be more cooperative with residents having a voice in what happens within the housing communities.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720524.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: South Capitol Street, Atlantic and Mississippi Avenue, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Unemployment
Housing
Drugs
Crime
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003580
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Street Interviews: Juvenile Drug Program (of SENAB)

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Jones, Ferdinand
Daniel, Frank
Pointer, Cela
Southeast Neighborhood Action Board, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 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:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The Anacostia Juvenile Program is a drug treatment center for youth in the Anacostia area. It is officially labeled a "drug abstainance" program and therefore uses no drugs. This contrasts with its adult counterpart, the Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center, which is a methadone maintenance program funded by the Narcotics Treatment Administration. Both programs are more or less governed by SENAB (Southeast Neighborhood Action Board). [Drug Abuse Council, Inc. (1974, June). Students Speak on Drugs: The High School Student Project. Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://archive.org/details/ERIC_ED110868 ]
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
James Campbell interviews Director of the Program Ferdinand Jones, Counselor Frank Daniel, and Acting Assistant Therapist Cela Pointer. The staff speaks about the Juvenile Drug Program for ages 13 to 18 in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The program's goal is to reassociate juveniles in a direction for their future through therapy, behavior modification, education, and recreation; and to provide an opportunity for juveniles to know someone cares for them. The staff also discusses drug use and abuse in Anacostia; the relationship between police officers and drug users; advice to improve relationships between parents and juvenile; the effects of drug use on home life; stereotypical views of drugs by community, family, and police; and ideas for what can be done about resolving drug use and addiction. They also discuss their thoughts on methadone use and abuse, particularly as further exploitation of black communities resulting in further addiction and increase of infant deaths. The staff interviews are followed by a series of short clips of people, including juveniles, speaking about methadone use and methadone maintenance programs.
Interviews. Part of Street Interviews. AV003172: Part 1. AV003216: Part 2. Dated 19720726.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Juvenile Drug Program (of SENAB), Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Youth
African American youth
Drugs
Drug abuse
Drug addiction
Drug abuse--Treatment
Drug addicts--Rehabilitation
Methadone maintenance
Police
Police-community relations
Parent and child
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003172
ACMA AV003216
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
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Street Interviews: Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage

view Street Interviews: Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Campbell, James
Beraroucci, Vilma
Subject:
Greenwood, Benjamin O., Sr
Allen, Helen Greenwood
Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage Company, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
Summary:
Helen Greenwood Allen provides a detailed history, including photographs, of the family company, Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage, Inc., which was a moving company established in 1922 by her father, Benjamin O. Greenwood, Sr. Allen is the Secretary and Treasurer of the company. Reginald H. Greenwood talks about his responsibilities as Vice President of the company, providing dispatch services to the drivers, and advice for starting your own business. Allen and Greenwood talk about the current state of the company; hiring and helping those who need help in their community, including the unemployed, juveniles, handicapped, and Vietnam veterans; and providing services to private households moving out of the area and for government contracts. Employees, including veterans, talk about their responsibilities and the average work day; previous experiences being unemployed; the application process to work for Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage Company; and employment in Anacostia. Recording includes footage of Reginald Greenwood working, and trucks traveling in and out of the company's parking lot.
Interviews and b-roll footage of exterior. Part of Street Interviews. Dated 19720601 and 19720602.
Cite as:
Street Interviews: Greenwood Transfer and Storage, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Business enterprises
African American business enterprises
Family-owned business enterprises
Small business
Employment
Unemployment
Veterans
People with disabilities
Social history
Local number:
ACMA AV004309
ACMA AV004313
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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Data Source:
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