Braziel Allen, Pamela and Braziel, Ruby Lee
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Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
This is an oral history interview with Pamela Braziel Allen and Ruby Lee Braziel conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Pamela Braziel Allen, daughter of Overseer Ruby Lee Braziel, talks with her son, Travis, about the life and ministry of Overseer Braziel, founder of the Third Ward’s The Lord Jesus Christ Holiness Church. Braziel grew up in East Texas and moved with her husband to Houston for employment opportunities. When called by God, she started her own congregation and built two church structures, the second one without any bank financing. Allen recalls the highs and lows of Overseer’s ministry, including the obstacles she faced as a woman pastor, the growth of her congregation, and the miracles she performed. Allen also discusses the current life of the church and the involvement of many members of the Braziel family and her hopes for the future.
African Americans; Civil rights; Religion; Braziel Allen, Pamela; Braziel, Ruby Lee
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