L. Thain Leonard interview
- Main contributor
L. Thain explains how his father chose a location in Riverside to settle, rather than River Oaks. He describes the trouble his mother had when she decided to try to rent our their house once the neighborhood makeup changed. She turned down an offer by a Black woman and eventually sold her home for the value of the land, moving into an apartment. L. Thain expresses no nostalgia for Riverside, describing it now as rundown and ramshackle.
Leonard, L. Thain
Urbanization; White flight
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/pm1296wx12t
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