Holy Redeemer Catholic Church History Harvest

Holy Reedemer Catholic Church 1819 Nevada St, San Antonio

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum invites you to share your stories and bring items related to your church. Record your oral history or scan photos that you may have collected throughout the years. (Please note that you have the option of keeping your originals or donating to the museum collection.)   All are welcome! Please invite any friends, family, or former members that may have attended St. Peter Claver Church, as well!   Click here for more information on how to prepare for this event.

Community Exhibit Planning Meeting

Carver Branch San Antonio Public LIbrary 3350 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio

Calling all community historians! Join us for this groundbreaking historic event. Your interest and/or expertise is crucial to the completion of the exhibitions for our new home in the Kress and Grant Department Stores. This is a four-month commitment for about four hours a week.  We look forward to working with you!

August Story Time in the Park “The Reflection In Me”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "The Reflection In Me" by Marc Colagiovanni. The book is a story of self-love that teaches children that their physical layer is just that -- one layer -- and below it lies a rich tapestry of attributes that make them unique and wonderful! We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series August – My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The doors to The Little Carver open at 5:30pm, and the film begins at 6pm.   "My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage" explores the politics, culture and history of African American hair. Is there such a thing as "Good and Bad" hair? The film uses the evolution of black hairstyles as a touchstone to address the broader struggle of African American people in their search for social control, identity and economic independence. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

September Story Time in the Park “Dream Big, Little One”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "Dream Big, Little One" by Vashti Harrison. The book is a story featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series September – On These Grounds

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The doors to The Little Carver open at 5:30pm, and the film begins at 6pm. A viral video shows a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her school desk. One woman helps the girl, faces the officer, and dismantles the system. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

October Story Time in the Park “Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment". The book tells the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series October – The Green Book: Guide To Freedom

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The doors to The Little Carver open at 5:30pm, and the film begins at 6pm.   "The Green Book: Guide To Freedom". (TV-PG)(2019)(60 mins) This TV movie by Director Yoruba Richen takes a deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond. In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor H. Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called "The Negro Motorist Green Book", and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the...

Black History River Tour, departs at 1:45pm

SAAACAM at La Villita 218 South Presa, San Antonio

Join us for a tour on the beautiful San Antonio River for a 100 minute cruise exploring San Antonio 's Black History along the Riverwalk.  Our trip starts by meeting at 218 S. Presa in La Villita. Please arrive at 218 S. Presa 30-45 minutes ahead of the boat departure time. We then travel through history on a north route through the Museum Reach to the Pearl then back downtown to the Alamo, Convention Center and back to La Villita.  You will be surprised at the continued African American influence in San Antonio. No professional video or photography allowed on the...

Black History Film Series November – Something The Lord Made

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The doors to The Little Carver open at 5:30pm, and the film begins at 6pm.   Lab technician Vivien Thomas (1910-1985) an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, cardiologist Alfred Blalock (1899-1964) and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. In defiance of custom and Jim Crow, Blalock brings Thomas into the surgery to advise him, but when Life Magazine and kudos come, Thomas is excluded. Will he receive his due? Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion....