Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Houston, Texas has always been more than just an oil town, and it has had a long and sometimes turbulent history. In this documentary, the history and travails of the residents of a neighborhood development known as Riverside (near Buffalo Bayou) are explored. Many of the development's white (and often Jewish) residents fled when blacks first began moving in, and the scenic neighborhood is still hotly contested ground, as today developers want to change its character. Ironically, Jews first moved to the neighborhood when they were excluded from living in other, more "desirable" neighborhoods. Survivors of the period of integration of the neighborhood in the 1960s and '70s discuss their experiences then and their current views.