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The Anacostia Story: Narration

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
An overview of the history of Anacostia from 1608 when Captain John Smith explored the region of the Chesapeake Bay and the Nacotchtank Indians to the establishment of small businesses, churches, and schools. Aspects included or discussed: first European settlers, slavery, tobacco, James Barry, establishment of Uniontown, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Congress Heights, establishment of Freedmen's Bureau, settlement of Barry Farms, Solomon G. Brown, community churches, small businesses and commercial enterprises, schools and public education, Frederick Douglass, opening of a bank in Anacostia, expansion of transportation and Suitland Parkway, fight for public services, and public housing.
Narration. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'The Anacostia Story.' Undated.
Date
circa 1977
Extent
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Topic
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Slavery
African American churches
Schools
African American business enterprises
Small business
African American churches
Community development, Urban
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Citation
The Anacostia Story: Narration, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-039, Item ACMA AV001360
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