Elwyn Lee and Sheila Jackson Lee interview
- Main contributor
Elwyn Lee begins the interview by discussing what it was like to grow up in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, describing Houston as very segregated at that time. Sheila Jackson Lee describes Riverside as a pocket of Black intellect and community interest, calling it a "Black River Oaks." She says it a more affluent area with respect to the Black community and that the population is committed to Houston, but when they speak they are not heard. They discuss why the neighborhood was opposed to the Harris County Psychiatric Center. Sheila Jackson Lee discusses the nuances of integration.
Lee, Elwyn C.; Jackson Lee, Sheila
Urbanization; Integration; Harris County Psychiatric Center
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
- 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
Digital Object: https://id.lib.uh.edu/ark:/84475/do40278t46g; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35154; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm10580k53t
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