This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family celebrating Christmas in a festively decorated home. They open presents, eat, drink, and laugh with each other in front of a lovely Christmas tree. A baby takes some of his first steps, a boy gets loving kisses from his dog, and a […]
This home movie contains footage of a committee meeting and lunch, most likely of faculty and administration of Texas Southern University, at El Chico International Restaurant in Houston, Texas in 1968. Scenes that follow portray commencement ceremonies at TSU that year.
This home movie captures scenes of Ross Sterling at his vacation home at Morgan’s Point with his family. Three young girls, possibly granddaughters or nieces, pick flowers in the garden and present them to Mrs. Sterling, and the mansion staff, in uniform, waves to the camera. Images of Main Street in downtown Houston are also […]
This home movie captures scenes of meetings at a conference in Galveston, likely attended by Dr. Thomas Freeman. Footage of the historic Flagship Hotel, where the conference was possibly held, is also included.
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman traveling to Washington D.C. to meet with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and discuss the Model Cities Program. He later makes the short trip to Richmond, Virginia to visit his mother and extended family.
This home movie captures scenes of a large group of all ages, likely a family reunion, meeting at the Sterling Mansion at Morgan
This home movie captures scenes of a large group of men posing for a photograph in suits and tuxedos at the Ross Sterling Mansion in Morgan’s Point. These men are most likely a â€œwho’s whoâ€ of Texas business and politics. Do you recognize any of these men? Please let us know!