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2007
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Dr. Robert W. Barnes shared his memories growing up in Stanton Terrace in southeast Washington, D.C. and later when his family moved to Parklands. He described the people and families who lived in both communities. Dr. Barnes talked about his experience growing up Muslim (Nation of Islam); attending Turner Elementary Schools and transferring to sev...

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

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2007
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Community organizer Eugene Harris talked about his involvement with Southeast Neighborhood House in the late 1960s; and his relationship with and the development of the Park Chester Apartments Coop. In addition to housing, he talked about the welfare inspectors; creating their own school system in Anacostia; other community organizers in southeast ...

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

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2008
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1 Sound recording (DAT)
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
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ACMA.03-052
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This program looks at federal land use decisions, their continuing influence on life in the east of the river neighborhoods, and future initiatives. Representatives include Andrew Stevens, Historian, Bolling AFB; Tim Dennée, DC Historic Preservation Office; Chris Carew, DC Dept. of the Environment; Dawud Abdur-Rahman, GSA-St. Elizabeth's Project; ...

Forum. Sound only. Part of the East of the River forum series. Related to 'East of the River: Continuity and Change' exhibition. Dated 20080408.

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2007
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1 Video recording (MiniDV)
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Joshua Kern, the co-founder of Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School, talked about the founding of the school and the significance of the school in the Anacostia community. He talked about Senator Landrieu's support for public charter schools and the traditional D.C. public school system in Washington, D.C.; and Mayor Fenty's focus o...

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

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2007
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Kalem Umrani - community organizer and historian - talked about when and how he came to live in Congress Heights in 1991; why he moved to Washington, D.C.; difficulties trying to organize in Congress Heights and how he prevailed over those challenges; explained the history of Barry Farms, why the Barry Farms history intrigued him, and the significa...

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

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2007
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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 talke...

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

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2007
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Karen Lee Williams - President of the Hillcrest Community Civic Association - talked about growing up and living in southeast Washington, D.C.; why she moved to the Hillcrest Community and why/when/how she became actively involved in the Hillcrest Community Civic Association; her concerns about the D.C. public school system, particularly lack of su...

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

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2008
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2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
1 Sound recording (DAT)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-052
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The impact of housing policy on the character of neighborhoods and communities east of the Anacostia River was the focus of this conversation. The program participants also discussed the history of housing and segregation in Washington, D.C., particularly in Ward 8, and the future of housing policy, particularly in light of the current mortgage cri...

Community Forum - discussion. Audio only. Dated 20080513.

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2007
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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Harriet Tregoning, the Director of Planning for Washington, D.C., explained details of the comprehensive plan for the development of Washington, D.C., including East of the River communities. She explained how the plan addresses fears of displacement through the building of affordable housing, and increasing employment and educational opportunities...

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

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Collection ID:
ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC 8A06) Jackie Lashley-Ward described her constituency; their concerns about the development in the community; urban blight in her community, and the most important issues for her constituency. She talked about the rising costs of housing and the significance of home ownership, including her journey to home own...

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