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A Right to the City Exhibition Records

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In the early twenty-first century, as Washington, DC was experiencing rapid population growth, mounting tensions over gentrification, and persistent inequality, the Anacostia Community Museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition explored the history of neighborhood change and civic activism in the nation's capital. Focused on the dynamic histories of six DC neighborhoods—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest—the exhibition recounted the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who helped shape and reshape the city in extraordinary ways: through their fights for quality public education, healthy and green urban spaces, equitable development and transportation, and a genuinely democratic approach to city planning. The oral histories that comprise this collection were conducted as part of the research for the exhibition. The audio and video interviews were conducted between 2016-2018.
855.72 Gigabytes (96 MP3's; 19 QuickTime Movies, 12.3 GBs of Audio Interviews 843.42 GBs of Video Interviews )
"A Right to the City" Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum. Records of "A Right to the City" Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum.
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"A Right to the City" Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Museum exhibits
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History
City planning
Urban renewal
Urban policy
Housing policy
Washington Metropolitan Area
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Columbia Heights (Washington, D.C.)
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Mount Pleasant (Washington, D.C.)
Chevy Chase (Md.)
Brookland (Washington, D.C.)
Deanwood (northeast Washington, D.C.)
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Foggy Bottom (Washington, D.C.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Southwest (Washington, D.C.)
Hispanic Americans
Chinese Americans
African Americans
ARTTC Brouchure Cover
Finding aid
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