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George A. Martin interview
Date
1987-11-22
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
George Martin discusses the decision to live north of the Bayou because of its convenience. He said many people chose to move south of the bayou when the neighborhood became more racially mixed, but his family stayed in the neighborhood to teach his children racial equality. At one point, his was the only white family in the neighborhood. He discusses the yard sign movement. It was his idea to have the This is Our Home signs printed. He talks about the civic club's involvement with the deed restrictions.
Contributor
Martin, George A.
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Civic clubs; Deed restrictions
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
00:19:56
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/do1535t7621; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35163; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm3139x1414