“Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom” – Black History Film Series

Hemisfair Park 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

EDINBURG, Texas – A little known chapter of Civil War history makes for a dramatic story told in “Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom,” a documentary produced by the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.  The film is based on the choice made by enslaved runaways prior to the Civil War, to head south instead of north, to Mexico using another Underground Railroad.  The route to freedom would be longer over treacherous terrain between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers.   But similar to the one started by Harriet Tubman for those fleeing to the north, heroic mixed race families in...

Juneteenth History Harvest

Navajo Civic Center Comanche Park, 2600 Rigsby Avenue, San Antonio

HISTORY IS OUR COLLECTIVE NARRATIVE! Share your story with us.  Bring your documents, church programs, newspaper clippings yearbooks, report cards, and anything else you can think of to be included in our history.  Record your story in our video booth.  Your story will be a part of our archive and be memorialized at the Texas A & M San Antonio Digital Library. For more information, contact curator@saaacam.org or call, 210.724.3350.

Juneteenth History Harvest

Navajo Civic Center Comanche Park, 2600 Rigsby Avenue, San Antonio

HISTORY IS OUR COLLECTIVE NARRATIVE! Share your story with us.  Bring your documents, church programs, newspaper clippings yearbooks, report cards, and anything else you can think of to be included in our history.  Record your story in our video booth.  Your story will be a part of our archive and be memorialized at the Texas A & M San Antonio Digital Library. For more information, contact curator@saaacam.org or call, 210.724.3350.

Juneteenth Block Party

Alamo Beer 202 Lamar, San Antonio

Let's Celebrate This event was birthed from a conversation in May 2020 during the period of social unrest in our country. The purpose is to provide the Black community an opportunity to come together and celebrate freedom, love and respect for our heritage with friends, family and the community as a sign of unity. Last year's event was a success in so many ways. There were over 500 people attended in compliance with the San Antonio Social Distancing Mandate. We will follow the mandate this year as well. Our goal is to highlight opportunities and resources that are relevant to...

Night at the Missions Juneteenth Fundraiser

Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium 5757 W. Us Highway 90 Access Road, San Antonio

The San Antonio Missions play the NW Arkansas Naturals in a Juneteenth Fundraiser to benefit the Texas Kidney Foundation and SAAACAM. This event will celebrate the contributions African American players made to the sport of baseball. VIP Tickets include a meet and greet with the South Texas league Negro League Players, all-you-can-eat-buffet, The Invisible Diamond exhibit, access to the Negro League memorabilia silent auction, fireworks and fun!!! PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!  

STEAMM Summer Sessions

Ella Austin Community Center 1023 North Pine Street, San Antonio

Calling all day campers! Join SAAACAM and 20 other organizations for a fun-filled, info-packed summer art the STEAMM Summer Sessions for ages 6 to 18 years old. Sessions are Monday through Friday and include breakfast, lunch and a snack. Registration is free and classes are filling fast. Be sure to review the camp offerings and register today!