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!

Community Curation Exploration Project with The National Museum of African American History and Culture

St. Phillips College Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio

SAAACAM’s “Community Curation Project” brought to you by The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Community Curation Department. We will begin a discussion on a 2 year genealogy community curation project where we explore the preservation of history and culture in our community. The Community Curation Program is an innovative, digital first initiative bridging the generational digital divide. By bringing the Museum's digitization services to diverse communities across the country and creating a unique online platform, the program supports the preservation and sharing of our community's history and culture. The event will be held in the Sutton...

“gOD-TALK” [PG-13] Film Screening and Discussion with Teddy Reeves, PhD and Kim Moir

St. Phillips College Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio

"gOD-Talk" is the culmination project of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture Center for the Study of African American Religious Life, in association with the Pew Research Center, five-year study of Black Millennials. The film explores the lives of seven Black Millennials—Atheist, Buddhist, Christians, Muslim, Ifa, and Spiritualist—and the challenges and discoveries with faith and spirituality. Attendees will dine while viewing the film, then partake in an engaging discussion that unpacks Millennial religion vs spirituality with Teddy Reeves, PhD (creator and producer) and Kim Moir (director and writer). Tickets are $15 and include a Father's Day...

Workshop “Handling Holy Things: Black Religious Preservation and Stewardship”

St. Phillips College Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio

This multi-faith workshop invites faith leaders to explore the history of Black religion in America and the work of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. In addition, attendees will learn about practical tools and resources for preservation and archiving of religious ephemera in their local houses of worship. This event is presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in association with the Pew Research Center. The event location will be held at St. Philip's College 1801 Martin...