April Museum Dates – Thursday through Saturday

SAAACAM at La Villita 218 South Presa, San Antonio

Come visit the museum. Space is limited so reservations are highly recommended! Visit our museum shop and experience exhibits in 3-D. Visit, explore, learn, and fun!

“When I Rise” – Black History Film Series

Arneson River Theater 418 Villita Street, San Antonio

Bring the family, visit the food truck court and watch a movie. When I Rise is the powerful story of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who becomes a target of racial discrimination and ultimately ascends to the heights of international opera. When I Rise informs, inspires, and surprises, with a stunning confrontation between Barbara and her past and the tragic insults she endured over 60 years ago. Movie starts at dusk.   SAAACAM is providing this film series as a public service, but it is neither a legal interpretation nor a statement of SAAACAM policy....

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

Arneson River Theater 418 Villita 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 runaway slaves 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...

“Walk on the River” – Black History Film Series

Arneson River Theater 418 Villita Street, San Antonio

As the first civil settlement in the state of Texas, there are a ton of historical sites and legendary tales that have helped to shape the culture of our community. In the original documentary film Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City the African American experience is shared from the time of Emancipation (roughly 1865) to Integration and the end of Jim Crow segregation (roughly 1965).   Food truck court will be open.  Movie begins at dusk.  Discussion, plus Q & A follows the movie.   SAAACAM is providing this film series as a public service,...

The 24th – Black History Film Series

Arneson River Theater 418 Villita Street, San Antonio

Bring your family and friends to enjoy movies under the stars on the beautiful San Antonio River.  A discussion plus Q and A will follow the film.  Unique food truck fare is available. The 24th is based on the true story of the Houston riot of 1917. The film features an African-American military regiment that is called the 24th in Houston, Texas. Despite their military service, the African-American soldiers are subjected to racial discrimination by the all white police force in Houston as well as from the local white people in Houston. The constant racial discrimination leads to a resistance...