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Extent:
855.72 Gigabytes (96 MP3's; 19 QuickTime Movies, 12.3 GBs of Audio Interviews 843.42 GBs of Video Interviews )
Culture:
Hispanic Americans  Search this
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Type:
Collection descriptions
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Gigabytes
Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
Washington Metropolitan Area
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Columbia Heights (Washington, D.C.)
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Mount Pleasant (Washington, D.C.)
Chevy Chase (Md.)
Brookland (Washington, D.C.)
Deanwood (northeast Washington, D.C.)
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Foggy Bottom (Washington, D.C.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Southwest (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2016-2018
Summary:
The oral histories in this collection were conducted as part of the research for an exhibition exploring the history of neighborhood change and civic activism in the nation's capital. Focused on the dynamic histories of six DC neighborhoods—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest—the exhibition recounted the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who helped shape and reshape the city in extraordinary ways. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum and curated by Samir Meghelli. The audio and video interviews were conducted between 2016-2018.
Scope and Contents:
In the early twenty-first century, as Washington, DC was experiencing rapid population growth, mounting tensions over gentrification, and persistent inequality, the Anacostia Community Museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition explored the history of neighborhood change and civic activism in the nation's capital. Focused on the dynamic histories of six DC neighborhoods—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest—the exhibition recounted the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who helped shape and reshape the city in extraordinary ways: through their fights for quality public education, healthy and green urban spaces, equitable development and transportation, and a genuinely democratic approach to city planning. The oral histories that comprise this collection were conducted as part of the research for the exhibition. The audio and video interviews were conducted between 2016-2018.
Provenance:
"A Right to the City" Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum. Records of "A Right to the City" Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Gentrification  Search this
City planning  Search this
Urban renewal  Search this
Urban policy  Search this
Activism  Search this
Housing policy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 21st century
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
"A Right to the City" Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-119
See more items in:
A Right to the City Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-119