Tell Your Story!

“Collecting and sharing African American history, one story at a time”

Share your story. Write your own page of history.

You have a story. Every body has a story. Or hundreds. Here is your chance to tell at least one. Follow the steps below and write your real-life version of that story. Feel free to include photos, audio files and/or video files if you’d like to share those, too. After you’ve composed your contribution, hit the submit button. SAAACAM staff will include your submission in the ever-growing SAAACAM Oral History Project collection. We will have them online to read soon.

The SAAACAM Oral History Project is a collection of original stories - including text, documents, photographs, videos and audio files celebrating the African American past, present and future of San Antonio and the surrounding area.
Write about anything - your family, heirlooms a special place or memory - that connects your life to the story of San Antonio.
Start by journaling. Here is our tutorial.
Submit your story and SAAACAM experts will help you polish it. Send in video, photos or audio files. For additional help, email
SAAACAM editors work with you to edit your text for correctness and readability if necessary, and then curate your story to associate it with other stories, exhibitions, artifacts, films and events.

Let’s Get Started!

We will not share your email. This is strictly for communication about your story.
(This is how your name will appear below the story title.)
Name the neighborhood, city and state of your story.
If you'd like, add a sentence or two as an author biography to appear at the end of your story. A typical bio blurb would include your name, your profession, and your personal connection to this story.
According to the SAAACAM Oral History Project policy and guidelines, anyone submitting content must be at least eighteen (18) years old. Please enter your age numerically. This information will not be shared.
I have read the SAAACAM Oral History Project policy and guidelines and agree to the terms of service. I further verify that this story is my original creation.