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...

The Conqueror’s Assembly Church History Harvest

The Conqueror's Assembly 937 W Magnolia Ave, 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 Lincoln Park Church of Christ, as well!   Click here for more information on how to prepare for this event.

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!

“The Cost of Inheritance” Film Screening and Discussion

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

Join the World Affairs Council for an enlightening evening as we celebrate Juneteenth with a screening of the thought-provoking documentary "The Cost of Inheritance" by acclaimed filmmaker Yoruba Richen. Delve into the complexities of inheritance, legacy, and the pursuit of justice in this captivating cinematic journey. Experience the powerful storytelling of Yoruba Richen as she navigates the intricacies of family, race, and history in America.  After the film, don't miss this opportunity to hear from our panel of San Antonio's foremost experts, like Ms. Deborah Omowale Jarmon, the CEO of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM),...

Black History Film Series June – The League

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 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!

A ‘Night of Soul’ in La Villita

SAAACAM at La Villita 218 South Presa, San Antonio

Get ready for a 'Night of Soul' in La Villita as we celebrate Black Music Month with the opening of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum's newest exhibit, "The Soul of San Antonio" on Monday June 10th at 218 S. Presa at 5pm!!   The new exhibit, which replaces the current exhibit on Eugene Coleman, Sr. will take you on a journey throughout the decades with the origins of San Antonio music, its legends and the places where music was historically celebrated in our community! The unveiling begins at 5pm at 218 S. Presa where Plaza Nacionál...

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

St. Philip's College Sutton Learning Center (SLC)

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. Philip's College Sutton Learning Center (SLC)

"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. Philip's College Sutton Learning Center (SLC)

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, faith leaders 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 Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in partnership with SAAACAM. It will be...

Freedom!

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts H.E.B. Performance Hall 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio

    Pre-Preformance Dinner: 5:30pm Concert: 7pm The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM), in partnership with Bexar County and the Tobin Center culminates Juneteenth 2024 with a celebration of contemporary choral music. SAAACAM is collaborating with the Classical Music Institute and the San Antonio Gospel Heritage Choir and friends to present "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed", by composer Joel Thompson, finishing with a classic by Richard Smallwood. This event also features an original piece by BillyRay Sheppard, "Stolen Victories", and a selection by V. Michael McKay with the Houston...