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Weldon H. Berry interview
Date
1985-11-13
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Interview with Weldon H. Berry about the circumstances of his move to Riverside in the 1950s. At that time his was the first black family on his block, though that swiftly changed. He calls the integration of this neighborhood as "uneventful" compared to other cities. He notes that there was considerable police harassment. Berry discusses influence of Hobart Taylor, an influential black entrepreneur. He discusses his role in the NAACP and their role in integration, as well as finding families who had "the guts and money" to move in.
Contributor
Berry, Weldon H.
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Police misconduct; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Taylor, Hobart
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
00:16:39
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/do2354xh560; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35117; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm8122v609f