The Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee (which consists of appointees by Mayor Nirenberg) hosted a live stream meeting on the History of Unfree Labor at and Around the Alamo on July 13, 2021. It is the fourth content discussion of their series.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jul 19 2021 - 3:21pm
State museum canceled book event examining slavery’s role in Battle of the Alamo after Texas GOP leaders complained, authors say
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 6 2021 - 12:28pm
By Abby Livingston and Isabella Zou, The Texas Tribune A promotional event for a book examining the role slavery played leading up to the Battle of the Alamo that was scheduled at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on July 1 was abruptly canceled three and a half hours before it was scheduled to begin.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 8 2015 - 2:57pm
North East Independent School District Trustees voted Dec. 7, 2015 to keep the name of Robert E. Lee High School, five months after a student petitioned to change the name and gathered signatures of support from 11,000 people, including her Congressman and city councilman.
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.
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 CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 13 2013 - 9:56pm
REPLAY VIDEO: NOWCastSA webcast of a panel discussion, "Human Trafficking: Prevention, Prosecution and Protection," presented by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area. The discussion took place on Nov. 21 at the San Antonio Central Library auditorium at 600 Soledad St. Human Trafficking is slavery, including forced prostitution, and victims frequently are children. Panelists included:
Written by Sen. Leticia V… on Jul 29 2013 - 1:42pm
One of my priority issues at the Capitol is combating human trafficking. If you’re not familiar with that term, you may know it by its older name: slavery. Trafficking often means forced prostitution, and frequently, the victim is a child. A few years ago, a physician working in Bexar County introduced me to a sex trafficking survivor, a young boy who nearly died from the physical trauma. I later learned the Interstate 10 corridor is a major hub of trafficking activity in the United States.