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    • Gerlach, Ed

    • Gerlach, Ed.--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Band musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Ed Gerlach began playing piano at the age of 5 before switching his focus to soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. Gerlach discusses his career as a saxophonist, including his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Gerlach also share his...
    • Johnson, Conrad and Ronald

    • Johnson, Conrad (Jr.)--Interviews ; Johnson, Ronald--Interviews ; African American musicians ; African American musicians--Texas--Houston ; African American jazz musicians--Texas--Houston ; Kashmere Stage Band ; Oral histories
    • Brothers Conrad and Ronald Johnson discuss their father--jazz musician Conrad "Prof" Johnson--his life and his musicianship.
    • Barbara Jordan delivering a speech

    • Houston Women
    • Barbara Jordan delivering a speech. Barbara Jordan was the first African American woman to serve in the Texas State Senate, first African American U.S. Representative from Texas, and first African American to deliver a keynote speech at the...
    • Barbara Jordan

    • Houston Women
    • Barbara Jordan in front of the Courts building. Barbara Jordan was the first African American woman to serve in the Texas State Senate, first African American U.S. Representative from Texas, and first African American to deliver a keynote speech at...
    • Chapman, Betty

    • Chapman, Betty Trapp; Women historians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History; Historic preservation -- Texas -- Houston; Women -- Houston (Tex.) -- History; Oral histories
    • Historian and author Betty Chapman talks about her life as a researcher, her books, and her involvement in preserving historic Houston.
    • Burrell, Eddie

    • Burrell, Eddie--Interviews ; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; Prairie View A & M University--Alumni and alumnae--Oral histories ; Texas Instruments Incorporated ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Eddie Burrell discusses his career in aerospace, engineering, and working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    • Brown, Samuel

    • Brown, Samuel--Interviews ; United States. Air Force ; Fort Hood (Tex.) ; Lackland Air Force Base (Tex.) ; World War, 1939-1945 ; Race relations ; Segregation ; Prairie View A & M University--Alumni and alumnae--Oral histories ; Oral histories
    • Samuel Brown discusses serving in the military, attending Prairie View A&M University, experiencing racism during his employment search, and working in the field of civil engineering in the mid-1900s.
    • Blackmon, Willie

    • Blackmon, Willie--Interviews ; African American students ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; African America college athletes ; African American college students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. ; Integration ; Texas A & M University ...
    • Judge Willie Blackmon discusses his life growing up in Houston including high school and college athletics, integration of Texas A&M University, serving in the United States Air Force and completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Southern University.
    • Brown, Marshall [and] George Irving

    • Brown, Marshall, 1937- --Interviews ; Brown, George Irwin, 1939- --Interviews ; Prairie View A&M University ; Texas--Prairie View--History--Miscellanea ; Boy Scouts--Texas--Prairie View ; Texas Southern University ; Oral histories
    • The Brown brothers talk about the community of Prairie View, Prairie View A&M University, and their years with the Boy Scouts.
    • Welch, Mayor Louie

    • Welch, Louie, 1918-2008; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • David Goldstein and Jill Jewitt interview former Mayor Louie Welch. Louie served as Mayor of the city of Houston from 1964 to 1973. Prior to that he served on the City council from 1950 to 1952, and then again from 1956 to 1962.
    • Caldwell, Bobby

    • Caldwell, Bobby--Interviews ; Texas Southern University--Alumni and alumnae--1950-1960 ; African American lawyers ; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston ; Civil rights workers--United States--History--20th century ; Black Panther Party ; Race...
    • Mr. Bobby Caldwell discusses his work as a lawyer in several civil rights cases, his work relationship with the Black Panther Party and the People's Party, and several life defining moments such as winning his first case, his first trial, and the...
    • Humphrey, James "Bo"

    • Humphrey, James--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1950-1960 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; African American coaches (Athletics) ; Oral...
    • Gregory alumnus James "Bo" Humphrey recalls his experiences as a student and teacher at the school.
    • 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.
    • Smith, Terry

    • Smith, Terry--Interviews ; African American architects ; African American architecture--Texas--Houston ; African American businesspeople ; Prairie View A & M University--Alumni and alumnae ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Terry Smith, founder and president of Smith & Company Architects discusses growing up and establishing his architecture firm in Houston, TX. Mr. Smith also discusses influences such as John Chase and several projects he has worked on in...

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