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Anthony Chase interview
Date
1985-11-03
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Interview with Anthony Chase about growing up in Riverside Terrace. He describes the makeup of the neighborhood as largely black professionals. Chase gives several examples of the great pride people take in the neighborhood. He describes the evolution of the house he grew up in, as well as the positive influence of Jewish culture in the neighborhood. Chase points out that this idyllic neighborhood created a false sense of security not present in the rest of "black America." He goes on to talk about the powerful impact of Texas Southern University on Riverside Terrace, likening it to Cambridge or Berkeley. Chase contrasts his childhood in Riverside with his experience as the first black student at a private boarding school in Virginia in 1969.
Contributor
Chase, Anthony
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Texas Southern University
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
00:16:11
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/do4095jb60w; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35114; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm7064tk616