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Al Edwards interview
Date
1985-10-25
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Representative Al Edwards describes segregation in Houston when he was a child, and how Riverside has changed since then. He discusses the impact of high property values in the area on home buying. He believes that it will be a long time before the neighborhood reintegration, and that it will be economically driven. Edwards expresses concern about institutional encroachment from universities and the medical center. Edwards is not in support of the construction of the Harris County Psychiatric Center in the neighborhood. He discusses the role of civic clubs, efforts to maintain the neighborhood, and cultural awareness.
Contributor
Edwards, Al
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Civic clubs; Cultural awareness; 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
00:26:44
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/do34816n178; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35128; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm4880hv48b