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Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Campbell, James
Scope and Contents
Through narration and street interviews conducted by James Campbell, Anacostia residents talk about the tight knit, safe community prior to the rise in crime; insignificant employment and recreation opportunities after increased migration to Anacostia as a result of Southwest Urban Renewal projects; how increased population and lack of opportunities lead to increased crime, drug use, and unemployment in Anacostia; government trying to control crime though programs like methadone maintenance rather than dealing with the deepest concerns; and reasons for high rate of unemployment, including inadequate schools, racial discrimination, and ineffective unemployment and social services. Teachers talk about overcrowded classes, outdated curriculum, and the overall education system; students discuss their teachers.
Narration and interviews. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Interviews product of Street Interviews. AV003499: street interviews and narration from 001505 - 001710 [also on recording: Narration about West African Slave Trade and Out of Africa Narration]. Undated.
Date
circa 1972
Extent
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Interviews
Topic
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Unemployment
Discrimination in employment
Crime
Drugs
Methadone maintenance
Education
Teachers
Students
Racism
Race discrimination
Public welfare
Recreation centers
Migration, Internal
Social history
Museum exhibits
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection 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.
Citation
Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003304
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003499
General
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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