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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Gina Houston's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.05
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Year Range from 2014
Year Range to 2015
Narrator's name Houston, Gina
Interviewer Larson, Jenny
Scope & Content Gina Houston discusses growing up in east Austin, Texas in the 1970s and 80s in a politically active family, and people's perceptions and treatment of her as an African American, middle class child. She also talks about misconceptions about east Austin and its inhabitants, the gentrification and rising property taxes in east Austin, negative relations between law enforcement and minorities in Austin, and navigating in an Anglo world.

This interview is part of an oral history project, Conversations to Create Unity, conducted by the Susanna Dickinson Museum and funded by Baylor University's Institute of Oral History. The project features fifteen oral histories from a diverse group of lifelong Austinites. Their interviews communicate race relations as a shared human experience and present a productive dialog about race in Austin, Texas.
Extent of Description 3 WAV files (total 318.9 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
Busing for school integration
City planning
Desegregation
Discrimination
Gentrification
Police-community relations
Property tax
Public schools--United States
Racism
Socioeconomic status
People Barrientos, Gonzalo, 1941-
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Search Terms Austin (Tex.) Police Department
East 18th Street (Austin, Texas)
Anderson High School (Austin, Tex.)
Manor Road (Austin, Tex.)
Murchinson Middle School (Austin, Tex.)
St. Andrew's Episcopal School (Austin, Tex.)