Weldon H. Berry interview
- Main contributor
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.
Berry, Weldon H.
Urbanization; Police misconduct; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Taylor, Hobart
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/pm8122v609f
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