Keith Downey

Public History graduate students Allison Sáenz and Karla A. Lira interviewed Fifth Ward resident, Keith Downey as part of the “Resilient Houston: Oral History Project.” This project is part of the UH Center for Public History’s preservation efforts to document Hurricane Harvey’s impact on various Houston communities. The oral history interview took place at Lyons Missionary Baptist Church. In this interview, Keith discussed living in the Fifth Ward and in New York, he compared the impact of Hurricane Sandy with Hurricane Harvey on his family and community, and post-Harvey efforts.