Wong, Martha, 1939-;
Texas--Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government;
Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
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.
Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-;
African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History;
Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
Griffin, Rodney--Interviews ; African American students ; Segregation--1960-1970 ; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; Chess--Tournaments ; Oral histories
Mr. Griffin discusses his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. He discusses the different attitudes and the relationships he shared with other tournament participants.
Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
Soliz, Roy--Interviews ; Mexican American political organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
Roy Soliz was born in Houston where he graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and attended the University of Houston before fighting briefly in World War II. He was a well-known civic activist in the Hispanic, Mexican American, and Chicano...
Wells, Cameron Jr., 1930--Interviews;
Boy Scouts--Texas--Prairie View;
African American teachers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Cameron Wells Jr., a retired Army colonel and former teacher at HISD and Gregory School talks about growing up on Praire View A&M University campus and participating as a member of the newly created Boy Scout troop on campus.
Peavey, Doris--Interviews ; African American students ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--Alumni and alumnus ; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Hampton University (Va.) ; Texas Southern University ; Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) ; Motion...
Mrs. Doris Peavey is a native Houstonian who is an alumna of The Gregory School, Jack Yates High School (1941) and Hampton University (1945). She discusses the Fourth Ward community, activities at The Gregory School such as the May Fait, Houston...
Fraga, Félix, 1929- ;
Hispanic American social workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Mexican American politicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Ripley House (Houston, Tex.);
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
Félix Fraga discusses his life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston; race relations; his work as a social worker; and his long career at Ripley House, a recreational, educational and health center in Houston founded in 1940.
Hall, Anthony, 1944-;
Municipal officials and employees -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
African American legislators -- Texas -- Interviews;
Texas -- Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
City of Houston Chief Administrative Officer (2004- ) Anthony Hall, talks about his political career. He served as a State Representative in the Texas Legislature from 1973 to 1979, on the Houston City Council from 1979 to 1989, as Chairman of the...