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    • Green, Ronald

    • Green, Ronald--Interviews; African American politicians ; African American laywers ; University of Houston ; Texas Southern University ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; City council members ; Oral histories
    • Houston's first African American City Controller discusses growing up in Third Ward, attending University of Houston and Texas Southern University, founding his own law firm and serving the city of Houston as a Councilman and City Controller.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Walker, May

    • Walker, May--Interviews ; Policewomen--Texas--Houston ; African American police--Texas--Houston ; Harris County (Tex.) [also has a book titled The History of the Black Police Officers in the Houston Police Department 1878-1988]
    • Constable Walker discusses her journey to becoming the first female and first African American female Constable in Harris County as well as the state of Texas.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Lee, El Franco

    • Lee, El Franco--Interviews ; Harris County (Tex.) ; African American politicians ; Oral histories
    • Harris County's first African American commissioner shares his experiences growing up and serving Houston.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Campbell, Tammie

    • Campbell, Tammie--Interviews; African American businesspeople ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories.
    • Mrs. Tammie Campbell discussess the inspiration behind her foundation -- Honey Brown Hope -- along with the numerous deeds and activities the foundation is involved in within the Houston community and beyond.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Washington, Romanuel

    • Washington, Romanuel--Interviews ;
    • Houston's first African American licensed chiropractor discusses his life, education, and family practice.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Sam, DeAndre

    • Sam, DeAndre--Interviews ; African American businesspeople ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories.
    • Second generation owner of Houston's oldest African American owned storage and moving business discusses the history of A Rocket Moving and Storage.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin

    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin ;
      Landscape gardening--Texas--Houston ;
      Horticulturalists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Bayou Bend (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Herman Park (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Sadie Blackbrun, horticulturalist and environmentalist, talks about her life and her work designing and beautifying Houston’s parks and gardens.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Freeman, Thomas

    • Freeman, Thomas--Interviews ; African American educators ; Texas Southern University ; Rice University ; Houston Community College System ; Debates and debating--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories.
    • World renowned professor and coach of Texas Southern University's debate team, Dr. Thomas Freeman recalls 60 plus years as an educator at Texas Southern University.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Graves, Curtis

    • Graves, Curtis--Interviews; African American politicians ; Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives ; African American legislators--Texas--Houston ; Texas Southern University--Alumni and alumnae ; Civil rights--Texas--Houston ; African American...
    • Mr. Curtis Graves was the first African American to serve in the State House of Representatives in Texas since Reconstruction. In this interview he discusses his time served as well as his transition into art and photography.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Morris, Kenneth

    • Morris, Kenneth--Interviews ; Aeronautics ; African American veterans--Texas--Houston ; African American philanthropists ; Oral histories
    • Veteran Kenneth Morris discusses growing up in Houston, enlisting the the Armed Services and his love for aviation. He also discusses his non-profit organization Universal Elite Aerospace which focuses on teaching and exposing inner city youth to...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Provost, Georgia

    • Provost, Georgia--Interviews ; Provost, Herbert, 1921-1998 ; African American photographers--Texas--Houston ; African American photographers--Texas--Interviews ; African American photographers--History--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Photographer Georgia Provost discusses her photography business created by her late husband Mr. Herbert Provost. She also discusses the different assignments across Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana as well as treatment received during the...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Jenkins, Kathryn

    • Jenkins, Kathryn--Interviews ; African Americans ; African Americans--Texas--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Centenarian Kathryn Jenkins recalls growing up and working in Houston, TX. Recorded at the WALLIP Senior Residence Center.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Johnson, Cora

    • Johnson, Cora--Interviews ; African American neighborhoods--Texas--Houston ; African American philanthropists ; Oral histories.
    • Active community leader Cora Johnson discusses her life and community work including awards received and a park named after her.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Chase, Anthony

    • Chase, Anthony--Interviews ; African American businesspeople ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Entrepreneur and businessman discusses his life, career path and business ventures.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Anderson, Abner

    • Anderson, Abner--Interviews ; Texas Southern University--Alumni and alumnae ; Segregation ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored...
    • Former postman and EEOC worker Abner Anderson discusses living in Houston and his work with Houston's NAACP and civil rights.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Vienn, Anna Lorraine

    • Vienn, Anna Lorraine--Interviews ; African Americans ; Methodist Hospital (Houston, Tex.) ; Huston-Tillotson College ; Catering and hospitality ; Oral histories.
    • Mrs. Vienn discusses growing up in Mississippi, attending Huston-Tillotson and UTMB-Galveston, working for Methodist for 27 years and her current job catering.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories


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