Al Edwards interview
- Main contributor
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.
Urbanization; Civic clubs; Cultural awareness; Harris County Psychiatric Center
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
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- 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
Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm4880hv48b
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