Discovering 300 Years Of The African American Experience In San Antonio

Feb 20, 2018

As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial anniversary, are we telling the entirety of the city's story? Is enough attention being paid to the contributions of different ethnic groups over time? 

San Antonio has a deep background in African-American history and culture. Black communities helped shape the area's demographics and individuals like Ella Austin, Artemisia Bowden, and Charlie Bellinger continue to have a lasting influence on San Antonio. 

From early settlement, Reconstruction and the civil rights movement to equity issues existing today – what themes carry through the years for African Americans in San Antonio and what can we learn from this rich history?  

How do we make sure the city's black heritage is remembered with respect and accuracy? 



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