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Cherie Bourgin interview
Date
1985-10-23
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
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.
Contributor
Bourgin, Cherie
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; University of Houston; Blockbusting; Harris County Psychiatric Center
Locations
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
Collection
This Is Our Home It Is Not For Sale
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Terms of Use
["In Copyright"]
Physical Description
00:26:58
Notes

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.”

Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

Houston History Archives

This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale Film Collection

Other Identifiers
Digital Object: https://id.lib.uh.edu/ark:/84475/do0716pz699; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35119; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm9078gh34j