Texas Republicans proposed a bill during the first 2021 Legislative Special Session that would eliminate important aspects of history from being taught in public schools. Under Senate Bill 3, issues involving women and people of color would be excluded from history lessons. The bill shocked and dismayed Democrats by removing a requirement to teach that white supremacy, such as the Ku Klux Klan, is morally wrong. Below is a list of links of the historical events that would be excluded under the bill:
Written by Mckenzie Hervey on Aug 6 2021 - 2:11pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 3 2021 - 3:34pm
San Antonio's landmark Woolworth Building and its civil rights legacy will be preserved, along with a public civic space, under a new plan for the Alamo Plaza, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. His pledge came after he replaced Councilman Roberto Treviño as Tri-Chair of the Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee and on the Alamo Management Committee with Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, and added two Black champions of civil rights history to the Advisory Committee.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Note: This talk by Kathryn O'Rourke was part of a day-long symposium on the importance of the Woolworth Building as a Civil Rights historic site, hosted by the San Antonio Conservation Society and Bexar County. Click here to see other presentations.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 15 2020 - 6:42pm
By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune June 15, 2020
Written by esperanzacenter on Feb 19 2020 - 1:54pm
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and The Texas RioGrande Legal Aid invite you to a film screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor. If you thought that Rosa Parks' efforts in the Civil Rights Movement began on a Montgomery bus in 1954, you only know half the story.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 3 2017 - 6:23pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The cities of San Antonio and Austin announced on Thursday they have joined the fight to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, in federal court.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 1 2015 - 7:56pm
When civil rights leader and social activist Julian Bond died recently, the New York Times referred to him as a “persistent opponent of the stubborn remnants of white supremacy.” President Barack Obama called Bond a friend and a hero. "Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life,” Obama said. While Julian Bond was a legendary figure beginning in the 1960s, some young people may have no idea who he is or how his life relates to the #blacklivesmatters movement.
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.)