Community members talk about drug use, drug addiction, and the causes of the drug problem in Anacostia.
Short documentary film. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV000833: final edit, master (transcribed from physical asset). AV000833 and AV000804: most content on recordings the same; slightly different beginning and end. Undated.
Title transcribed from contents of recording.
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Includes correspondence, processed, and other materials collected when La Barre was a member of the Smithsonian's Advisory Panel for Drug Exhibit - Anthropological Aspects, 1970. The principal correspondent is William G. Wing; others are S. Dillon Ripley, Ander Richter, Walter Modell, A. R. Lindesmith and P. C. Ritterbush.
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The Inner Voices group from the Lorton Correctional Complex use music, dancing, and dramatic skits to present the drug scene based on the experiences of the men in the group. Performance is followed by a question and answer session where the inmates talk about their experiences using drugs.
Dramatic and music performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Transcribed from AV004343: Lorton "Inner Voices" Pertormance at Drug Exhibit on the mall. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Inner Voices group was formed in October of 1969 by inmates of the Lorton Correctional Complex, which was a penal institution located in Lorton, Virginia. The goal was to alleviate some of the tensions and frustrations caused from being incarcerated. The group gives people an experience or shares an experience with people rather than performing for an audience. They use the stage as a social mirror to reflect some of their past experiences and to reflect some of the ills of society with the hope of coming up with some solutions for the problems. Inner Voices, Incorporated, an outside chapter and nonprofit corporation made up of men who were released from Lorton Correctional Complex, works with schools, churches, and government agencies to enlighten the community to some of the problems associated with drugs and some of efforts the community can participate to overcome the problems.
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