George McElroy interview
- Main contributor
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.
Urbanization; Jack Caesar Bombing, 1953
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas; Sugar Hill, Houston (Neighborhood)
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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/pm73720f290
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