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Elwyn Lee and Sheila Jackson Lee interview
Date
1985-10-21
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
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.
Contributors
Lee, Elwyn C.; Jackson Lee, Sheila
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Integration; Harris County Psychiatric Center
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
00:22:34
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/do40278t46g; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35154; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm10580k53t