Join the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for the first event of our Westside Community History & Preservation Speaker Series! There will be three more speakers in this series throughout the rest of 2018. This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color!
Browse Stories in African American
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 3 2018 - 6:31pm
Written by Esther@SAPL on Feb 9 2017 - 3:47pm
UTSA professor Joycelyn Moody will discuss recent autobiographies by distinguished African American writers and the classic writing strategies that James Baldwin perfected. Virtually all African American autobiographers since Baldwin have narrated their life stories to demonstrate emphatically that all black lives matter. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 to 3 p.m. (Carver Branch Library 3350 E. Commerce St. 78220) Phone: 210.207.9180. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 to 3 p.m. Central Library (600 Soledad St., 78205) Phone: 210.207.2500.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 29 2016 - 9:27pm
Catch up and get ahead with the edge for the week of February 29! The Primary Election and Super Tuesday
Written by Cary Clack on Feb 7 2016 - 1:12pm
Barack Obama is a citizen born and raised in the United States of America. It says so much about our nation, good and bad, that he now enters the last year of his presidency, yet 1 in 5 of his fellow Americans don’t believe the preceding sentence. At noon, on Jan. 20, 2017, a hand will be placed on a treasured Bible of personal or historic significance and the 45th president of the United States will be sworn in. He or she will assume our nation’s highest elected berth without any suspicions as to place of birth.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13 2015 - 7:12pm
Mayor Taylor’s Statement on Confederate Monuments SAN ANTONIO (July 9, 2015) — “Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13 2015 - 6:09pm
The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead on local news. Move to change Robert E. Lee High School’s name
Written by KaylaWilson on Jul 12 2015 - 7:08pm
I started a petition to rename San Antonio's Robert E. Lee High School in 2015 after seeing the suggestion by former Mayor Juliån Castro on his Facebook page. (This article in the San Antonio Current details what Castro wrote.)
Written by Andrew Delgado on Feb 7 2013 - 5:44pm
We need your help! NOWCastSA is collecting oral histories to honor the stories of San Antonio's East Side. Scroll down for a video with the history of what is now the Carver Cultural Center, and once was a library for African Americans when San Antonio's libraries were segregated. We need you to help us, either by being the guide or by agreeing to be the star of the show. Share your story or tell us who else to contact.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jul 22 2012 - 4:00pm
Glen L. Franklin, artist behind the gallery exhibition "Peacemakers of the West," walks us through several of his favorite paintings in this video interview, from the portrait of Cathay Williams that inspired the Buffalo Soldier series to his homage to an elderly man he met during an exhibition. Peacemakers of the West is a public exhibit located at the Central Library Art Gallery at 600 Soledad, San Antonio through August 7, 2012.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jul 18 2012 - 7:09pm
As part of the UTSA Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, from Howard University, will present a lecture entitled "I Was Not Built to Break: Responding to Domestic Violence in the African American Community." Her talk considers the dynamics of domestic violence within the African American community, and the role of society to create culturally competent interventions that build on community strengths.