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Item 750: 00750_Holland, William & Holland, Edith Nealy_Ryan Middle School

 Item — Box: 13

Interviewer(s): Anna Burke

Project: University of Houston

Bill and Edith Holland are the children of former Yates High School principal William Holland, an activist in the Houston Educational Civil Rights Movement. His activism pushed for the equality of white and black HISD schools in the face of heavy opposition and segregation. Bill and Edith talk about their father’s formative years in Indiana, about segregation in Houston and their father’s activism at Yates High School.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
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Houston TX 77204-2000 USA