Stanley Epstein interview
- Main contributor
Interview with Stanley Epstein, who describes his move to Houston in 1955 and his decision to join Congregation Beth Yeshurun. He contrasts it from his experience in Boston, noting that Houston's synagogue was more democratic, with no assigned seats and no sale of "honors." He also discusses his role as a member of the board after only two years. Epstein then goes on to describe segregation in Houston, and the sit-in protest at Weingarten's supermarket.
Urbanization; Congregation Beth Yeshurun; Weingarten's; Civil rights demonstrations
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts
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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/pm9044br256
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