Burial Ground: Exploring African American Resting Places

City Cemetery #3, San Antonio TX 78203 San Antonio

Join us as we explore San Antonio City Cemetery #3. The tour group will embark on a one-mile trek through this historic cemetery to uncover the buried history of some of San Antonio's most intriguing African American stories. Tour is suggested for individuals age 16 years and older. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the cemetery grounds are rocky and uneven. Tour Check-in will be on the corner of S. Palmetto and Wyoming. This tour is approximately one hour long. Tickets are $25 per person. Member tickets are discounted. Thank you for supporting SAAACAM! Please note: Parking is free...

Carver Community Cultural Center’s Youth Matinee – “The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music”

226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio, Texas, 78202 At this address 226 Hackberry, San Antonio

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) and Musical Bridges Around the World invite learners of all ages to the historic Carver Community Cultural Center for a very special performance in the Carver Youth Matinee Series. This film is an educational documentary that explores and celebrates the music genres born of and formed by African American history and culture, and reflects on how the past connects with the present, just like the layers of a quilt! This interactive film screening will also include live appearances and activities by cast members and artists of The Quilt, including a...

Home Base Heroes: Living Legends of the South Texas Negro League

Davis Scott YMCA 1213 Iowa Street, San Antonio

Join SAAACAM for a FREE celebration of sports and local history? Learn how the South Texas Negro League came to be and hear from players that triumphed on and off the field! Player Meet & Greet Food Truck Raffles

Black History Film Series May – Till

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie's poignant journey of grief turned to action, this film shows the universal power of a mother's ability to change the world. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

May Story Time in the Park “Like So”

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 "Like So" by Ruth Forman. The book honors the love and bond that exists between family and child even in complicated times. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History River Tour, departs at 9:15am

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...

June Story Time in the Park “Me And My Family”

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 "Me And My Family" by Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman, PhD. The book teaches youngsters that our family are the people who love us, and just like our family, we all have different ways to celebrate our love. How do YOU celebrate with your family? We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series June – The League

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The League is a contemporary documentary based on the journey of the Negro Baseball League and its huge societal impact. Sam Pollard’s newest incisive documentary about one of the largest Black-owned businesses in America, the Negro Leagues, is filled with gems of perseverance and adaptation. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

July Story Time in the Park “I Am Unique And Special”

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 "I Am Unique And Special" by Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman, PhD. The book teaches youngsters that we all are unique and different in many wonderful ways, and that's what makes our world a truly beautiful place! We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series July – She Did That

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

"She Did That." offers an intimate peek inside the lives of four Black women who continuously raise the glass ceiling for future generations. The film features vulnerable conversations with four change agents - Luvvie Ajayi (NYT best-selling author), Lisa Price (founder, Carol's Daughter), Melissa Butler (founder, The Lip Bar) and Tonya Rapley (founder, My Fab Finance.) Their powerful testimonies as to how grit and perseverance set the stage for success reminds audiences that Black women are indeed bosses in business, embarking on their own ventures at six times the national average. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively...