October 16 Newsletter

Check out the latest from SAAACAM. Explore The Power of Black Vote, co-founder Everett Fly’s Olmsted Lecture Series Discussion, Conscious Curriculum & Conversations, our October programming and more… Read all about it here.

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September 18 Newsletter

Explore our newest virtual exhibit, Places to Grow: San Antonio’s Historically Black Schools, pictures from the Pop-Up Museum honoring the Negro League Baseball players and upcoming events! Read it here!

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September 4 Newsletter

Celebrate Labor Day by learning the history of the first African American nationally recognized labor union. Visit our pop-up museum commemorating over 100 years of Negro League Baseball. Support SAAACAM and The Big Give. Save the Date for our next virtual discussion. Read it all here.

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Virtual Discussion Recordings

Discussion with the Texas A & M San Antonio Journalism Students This discussion’s focus was to enlighten the students about telling stories and the power of their words.  Journalism examples were explored including broadcast news, newspapers and social media.   Moderator:  Sallie Frederick Panelists: Dacrie Brooks, the H.E. Butt Foundation Amy Shaw, retired communications specialist Cary Clack, San Antonio…

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August 21 Newsletter

School is starting, so let’s talk about the San Antonio Area Education Systems and African Americans. Read our latest newsletter here. Also, the legendary educator Dorothy Collins has something to say about being one of the first Black educators in the Edgewood School District. View her oral history.

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Our Newest Exhibit

Cherry Street Blues: African American Music History in San Antonio 1867-1937 Researched, designed and created by doctoral student Marc Molina this exhibit takes a close look at an overlooked history. Following Emancipation, a diverse mix of Black music traditions flourished in all parts of San Antonio and Bexar County. These spiritual and secular forms of cultural performance evolved in…

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The Power of Your Story

Our latest exhibit is here! The Power of Your Story! This is an exhibit for the whole family! Explore: Who are tradition bearers? Why telling/sharing the stories of tradition-bearers is critical. How to share your stories. Watch/Listen to stories from ex-slaves, grandmothers and community heroes. Activities: A family/community quilt, a family/community recipe, a grandparent’s book

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