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John and Drucie Chase interview
Date
1985-11-03
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Interview with John and Drucie Chase about their decision to move to Riverside Terrace in the 1950s. They discuss the purchase of the lot, and design of their home, and the reaction of white neighbors when they moved in. Describe the factors that contributed to the transition of the neighborhood from white to black residents. In particular, John Chase notes that real estate agents played a role in the "white flight," and took advantage of both sellers and buyers. They also discuss the impact of apartments in the neighborhood, and the proximity to Texas Southern University. John and Drucie both agree that Riverside Terrace is a promising, centrally located neighborhood, and believe more integration is positive.
Contributors
Chase, John S.; Chase, Drucie
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; White flight; Real estate agents; Texas Southern University
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
00:22:52
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/do7303qx15q; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35146; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm9419s414s