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Donald Caesar interview
Date
1985-11-01
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Donald Caesar discusses the reaction of the Riverside community when his family moved in as the first black family. He tells the story of the neighbors all pooling money and making an offer to purchase their home, Jack Caesar declined. He goes on to describe threats and the eventual bombing of their home. Caesar describes the response of the Caesar family friends, as well as the police department. He describes his father's continued residence in the home until the construction of Texas State Highway 288, and the relocation of the home to another area of Houston.
Contributor
Caesar, Donald
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Jack Caesar Bombing, 1953; Wichita Avenue; Texas State Highway 288
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
00:18:30
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/do5460qs83f; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35120; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm6416c407p