A Right to the City Exhibition Records
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-119
Dates:
2016-2018
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
855.72 Gigabytes
96 MP3's; 19 QuickTime Movies
12.3 GBs of Audio Interviews 843.42 GBs of Video Interviews
Repository:
The oral histories in this collection were conducted as part of the research for an exhibition exploring 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. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum and curated by Samir Meghelli. The audio and video interviews were conducted between 2016-2018.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Isaiah Washington in May 2020.
Author
Isaiah Washington
Immediate Source of Acquisition
"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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
"A Right to the City" Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Metropolitan Area Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews -- 21st century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaw (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbia Heights (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mount Pleasant (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chevy Chase (Md.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brookland (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deanwood (northeast Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foggy Bottom (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gentrification Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southwest (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic Americans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese Americans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
City planning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urban renewal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Activism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Housing policy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection