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Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration presents a short history of Uniontown/Anacostia and Barry Farms from 1680 until a few years after World War II for the exhibition Evolution of a Community Part 1. The walking tour showcases replicas of Douglass Hall (black shopping center), Old Birney School, a black home, and a black church representative of Anacostia from 1910-1935. Narration and sound clips from interviews of residents reminiscing about living in Anacostia describe Birney Elementary School; Douglass Hall; social, religious, and recreational roles of the churches in the community; family life in the home; communal water pumps, privies, and garbage maintenance; employment; African American businesses; segregated recreation areas; transportation options; political issues of the early 1900s; race relations; police officers; community-police relations; formation and development of Anacostia including the drawing of Washington, D.C. lines; planning of Barry Farms; and land divisions and their effects on race relations.
Narration. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV003125: introductory narration for exhibit. Undated.
Date
circa 1972
Extent
7 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Topic
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Churches
African American churches
Schools
Education
Employment
Recreation
Race
Segregation
Business enterprises
African American business enterprises
Police
Police-community relations
Social history
Museum exhibits
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (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 1 Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003125
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003121 ACMA AV003122 ACMA AV003123 ACMA AV003124 ACMA AV003126 ACMA AV003127
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