Wood, Virgil--Interviews ; African American political activists -- History--20th century ; African American preaching ; Civil Rights--United States--History--20th century ; Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Church leader, educator, civil rights activist and author Dr. Virgil A. Wood discusses his life and involvement in the Civil Rights movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
Ed Smith discusses his career and his fondest memories with Foley's. He started with Foley's as Manager of Credit promotion, and gradually rose to the rank of Vice-President of Public Relations, Special events and Community Affairs and Visitor...
Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-;
Sakowitz Department Store -- History;
Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History;
Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
Exhibit of Ford trucks and tractors with signs indicating that they are equipped with a Ruckstell axle giving 55% more power. Truck on wood ramp. Police office and one other on motorcycles. Carnegie Library in background.
Marks, Jo Alessandro -- Interviews;
Actresses -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews;
Women in the theater;
Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.)
The founding member of the Alley Theater, Jo Alessandro Marks was inspired into acting through a speech given by Margot Jones. Her father was the Director of all bands of the Houston Independent School Distict schools. After graduating from the...
Born in an industrial family in Galveston, Texas, had a large share in the development of the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, and the development of industries there. Also was involved in the cotton industry and US Bank
Astronaut Memorial Service, Date: "01/29/67": Footage of people arriving at and departing from the Webster Presbyterian Church, as well as three jets doing a flyover in honor of astronaut Roger Chaffee, who died in the Apollo 1 fire along with Gus...