Cherie Bourgin interview
- Main contributor
Cherie Bourgin describes her family's move from Illinois, and their decision to settle in Riverside, despite some surprise on the part of members of the University of Houston. She describes many of her first impressions of Houston as being a conservative and largely segregated city. She describes how grocery stores changed with the the racial transition of the neighborhood. Bourgin discusses the "This Is Our Home" yard sign initiative and blockbusting. She states her opinion of the placement of the Harris County Psychiatric Center in the neighborhood, and describes the transition taking place in the neighborhood.
Urbanization; University of Houston; Blockbusting; Harris County Psychiatric Center
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
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- Physical Description
Digitization and access for this item is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2018).
This interview was used in the creation of Jon Schwartz’s documentary film “This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale.”
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Houston History Archives
This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale Film Collection
- Other Identifiers
Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm9078gh34j
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