African American school administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Houston Independent School District;
Wheatly High School -- Houston (Tex.);
Bellaire High School -- Houston (Tex.);
Howard Jefferson, civil rights activist, former HISD administrator, talks about the public school system and race relations in Houston.
Mayor Annise Parker served in the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003, and City Controller from 2004 to 2009. Born in Houston, and graduating from Rice University in 1974, she worked in the oil and gas industry for 20 years. Mayor Annise Parker...
Jones on Ship Channel Comm, Date: "07/26/67": Footage of a meeting; interview with a man about tax breaks for industries in other states. -- Mayor Welch -AMB Competition Franchises, Date: "07/27/67": Interview with Houston Mayor Louie Welch. --...
Highway Scenes: View from a car windshield of a tree-lined two-lane highway with an occasional car visible. -- Lake Charles: Footage of metal bridge trusses, rural roads, and a view of the lake from the road. A hayfield and two men loading haycocks...
Born in Long Beach, Miss., Everett Collier came to Houston in 1929 when he was 14 years old. He went to Sam Houston High School, where one of his teachers was Lyndon B. Johnson, who was to become his lifelong friend. Later, he would report on...
French map of Louisiana and the Mississippi River, around the time of the Louisiana Purchase. Shows the areas of Louisiana, what would become Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, and other states as they existed at the time this map was produced. Title...
Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston;
Houston Post (Houston, Tex.);
Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
Lawson, William A., 1928-;
Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston;
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
Bill Lawson, a political activist and civil rights organizer examines his life as a religious leader, and his participation in racial desegregation efforts in the Houston communities during the Civil Rights Movement.
Gordon Cooper Return, Date: "05/ /63": Astronaut Gordon Cooper exits a NASA airplane and speaks to the gathered press. Cooper would have just returned from final manned space mission of the U. S. Mercury program, Mercury-Atlas 9. Cooper was the...
Barnes, Nathaniel--Interviews ; African American gospel musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ; African American gospel singers--Interviews.
Born in D'Lo, Simpson County,Mississippi on Sept. 26,1910, Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes had an inborn gift of singing. Having no formal education in reading or writing music, he could pick up and sing songs from hearing others sing. He was raised and...
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.