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Oral History Interview with Aubrey Thagard

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Aubrey Thagard, Ward 8 Neighborhood Planning Coordinator with the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning, explained details of the comprehensive plan for the development of Washington, D.C., specifically Ward 8 neighborhoods; the process that went into creating the comprehensive development plan; and the plan's impact on Ward 8 neighborhoods. He talked about East of the River citizen activism; the history of housing and the current status of home ownership in Ward 8; and what is being done to increase home ownership in Ward 8. Thagard also explained his plans, goals, objectives, and future vision for Ward 8.
Interview created in conjunction with the Anacostia Community Museum's 40th Anniversary Oral History Project and the exhibition, 'East of the River: Continuity and Change.' Dated 20070504
Date
2007
Extent
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Topic
African Americans
Communities
African American neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Civic leaders
City planning
Home ownership
Interviews
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Citation
East of the River: Interview with Aubrey Thagard, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-052, Item ACMA AV005347
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