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Ray Dickens interview
Date
1985-11-07
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Ray Dickens describes what Riverside was like when he lived there, and talks about the neighborhood's reaction to the bombing of Jack Caesar's home and his family moving in as the first black family. Dickens also talks about George Howell, who was widely believed to be responsible for the bombing of the Caesar home, and the neighbors reactions to the bombing. He goes on to describe blockbusting that took place.
Contributor
Dickens, Ray
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Howell, George; Blockbusting; Jack Caesar Bombing, 1953
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
00:08:59
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/do1501pg55c; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35125; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm8668xc35g