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George McElroy interview
Date
1985-10-26
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
George McElroy discusses the Jack Caesar bombing. McElroy describes the white community as reacting to the bombing with shame and the black community reacting to the bombing with anger. McElroy thinks black residents began to move into Riverside because of Texas Southern University and its job opportunities. McElroy describes Riverside as the Sugar Hill or "Struggle Hill" neighborhood, which he says was the apex of living for black families at the time.
Contributor
McElroy, George
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Jack Caesar Bombing, 1953
Locations
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas; Sugar Hill, Houston (Neighborhood)
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
00:11:17
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/do3071nh225; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35165; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm73720f290