We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 2:35pm
Online! Hosted by Councilwoman Ana Sandoval (D7) Join Councilwoman Ana Sandoval on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. for a conversation with Harvard Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams for a conversation on racism as a public health crisis in our communities. The Facebook Live will be available at facebook.com/AnaSandovalD7/live/
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 3 2020 - 5:56pm
Thousands of people took to the streets of San Antonio as part of a global protest spurred by video showing George Floyd dying while being pinned to the ground by police. Demonstrators from across the community protested injustice of systemic racism and police brutality nationwide. We're collecting articles and videos on this page, with the most recent at the top. Got some good video? Send an email to email@example.com and let us know. Your perspective has value and we want to spotlight your good work!
Written by Cary Clack on Jan 16 2018 - 5:36pm
By Cary Clack, originally published in Folo Media Twelve years, three months and 30 days. That was the length of Martin Luther King Jr.’s public life. From Montgomery to Memphis. From boycott to balcony. Twelve years, three months and 30 days.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 20 2016 - 9:57pm
This week’s edge includes: Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association and a heavy-handed developer, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center's "Take Back Our City,” video from conversations across San Antonio about racism, a critical look at the Alazán Creek trail project and an extraordinary portrait of the city’s visual artists. Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association SLAPPed by Developer
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 12 2015 - 11:32pm
Updated with video: North East Independent School District Trustees agreed to investigate the process for changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School after public comment on the issue dominated the school board meeting for the third month in a row.
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Matthew W. Hughey, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty in both the Africana Studies Institute and the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. A scholar of race, racism, and racial inequality, Professor Hughey examines:
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.)