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Stanley Epstein interview
Date
1985-10-31
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
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.
Contributor
Epstein, Stanley
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Congregation Beth Yeshurun; Weingarten's; Civil rights demonstrations
Locations
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts
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
00:14:06
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/do2252j730w; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35131; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm9044br256