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Accession 94-009
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Anacostia Community Museum
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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

Sgt. Buddy Smallwood talked about his experiences working and living in Anacostia and southeast Washington, D.C., and the changes he witnessed as a young officer in the 1960s through to the 1990s. Specifically, he talked about the 1968 riots, May Day in 1970, and the rise in the homicide rate during late 1980s to the early 1990s as a result of the ...

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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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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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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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Anacostian Resident Sandy Allen described the sites in far southeast Washington, D.C. (Ward 8) where she leads visitors on sightseeing tours, and how Anacostia has changed from her childhood in the 1980s to today (2007). She talked about her contributions to East of the River (EOR) communities as an activist and elected official, including combatin...

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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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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ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Dorothea Ferrell talked about when she first moved to Barry Farms; organizing educational programs for the residents of Barry Farms; when and how Barry Farms changed in the mid-1980s; keeping residents informed about changes in the community, including the 'new community' in place of Barry Farms; and her future vision for Barry Farms. Linda Miller ...

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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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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2007
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Collection ID:
ACMA.03-052
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Reverend Anthony Motley spoke about his work in the community, particularly his ministry among the youth; and growing up in southeast Washington, D.C. He spoke in detail about some his initiatives including 'RIGHT, Inc.' to provide housing to women and children affected by HIV/AIDS; 'Inner Thoughts, Inc.' to provide youth 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