Segregated students shared their experiences with the educational system in San Antonio and other areas of Texas, giving an opportunity to be heard and to disclose the struggle and achievements they faced. These experiences are unique at a time that will not appear again. Watch the two part series below:
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 Maria Gardner on Jul 12 2017 - 10:19am
In the Texas Senate in 1957, when filibusters were used by southern legislators to weaken racial integration mandates, Henry B. Gonzalez and Abraham Kazen filibustered for a record-setting 36 hours to successfully kill bills that would have enabled segregation.
Written by Daniel Serna on Mar 17 2017 - 6:15pm
During a March 9 town hall on Senate Bill 6 (SB6) “the bathroom bill” was disrupted by audience members protesting a lack of transgender representation on the panel. If signed into Texas law, the Republican-backed measure will force people to use public restrooms matching their biological gender, rather than the gender they identify with, which would primarily affect the LGBTQ community.
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 billisrael on Feb 18 2011 - 4:14pm
As Cairo adjusts to a revolt now surging through the Middle East, the uprising takes on new perspective from San Antonio – for both Cairo and San Antonio, Egypt and Texas, have more in common than it may appear.Cairo is the crossroads of the Middle East, and, through Suez, of world trade. San Antonio is the crossroads of Texas and the southern tier, and through I-35 and I-10, of trade for North America.Texas is two-thirds the size of Egypt, but the Egyptian desert limits habitable land to a slender ribbon along the Nile.