Conscious Conversations virtual discussions are included in the curriculum on the Race Ed page of this website.
The Power of Your Story: 150 Years of Legacy at the Wilcox Ranch
Hear the powerful story of the heirs of the Wilcox Ranch, in Jake’s Colony, Seguin, Texas. The Wilcox Ranch is the last operating African American Ranch in that Freedmen’s Colony. Lola Wilcox Moore and Mar’lon Wilcox Moore share their story with Professor Jena Heath, board member of the Texas Oral History Association. This discussion was recorded on December 19, 2020.
VIEW THE DISCUSSION HERE
African American Fraternal Organizations: From Slavery to Civil Rights
This is a recording of the November 21, 2020, virtual discussion with San Antonio Prince Hall Masons, Shriners, and the Divine Nine Greek organizations. The discussion focussed on their contributions to San Antonio since their charter through the civil rights era.
Burial Ground: Exploring African American Resting Places, 10.24.2020
This video explores cemetery history and the laws governing the cemeteries. Panelists include, Dr. Scott Baird, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Trinity University; Dr. David Carlson, Bexar County Clerk’s Spanish Archives; Everett Fly, SAAACAM co-founder, landscape architect, and architect; and Shawn Marceaux, city archaeologist, City of San Antonio. The panel moderator is Clinton McKenzie, project archaeologist, UTSA center for archaeological research.
Fighting for the Right to Vote: The Ballot and the Bully
This video explores the history of voter suppression for African Americans in Texas and San Antonio plus what is being done currently to encourage voting and challenge the suppression. This video is a remake of the virtual discussion presented by SAAACAM, September 26, 2020. The video features Dr. Katherine Kuehler-Walters with the Texas State Historical Association and Brandon Johnson, MOVE Texas. The moderator is Elder Cory Mobley, True Vision Church. The original discussion also featured Demonte Alexander from the Black Equity PAC. Due to technical difficulty, the event was re-recorded. Mr. Alexander was not available for the re-recording.
Community Conversations with Dr. Koritha Mitchell, 09.18.2020
Francine Prosser Johnson and Bonnie Prosser Elder join Dr. Mitchell to discuss her latest book, “From Slave Cabins to the White House”.
Discussion with Texas A & M San Antonio Journalism Students, 09.10.2020
This discussion’s focus was to enlighten the students about telling stories and the power of their words. Journalism examples were explored including broadcast news, newspapers, and social media.
Moderator: Sallie Frederick
- Dacrie Brooks, the H.E. Butt Foundation
- Amy Shaw, retired communications specialist
- Cary Clack, San Antonio Express-News
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE SAN ANTONIO AREA EDUCATION SYSTEMS, 08.22.2020
- Historian and Professor Mario Marcel Salas, University of Texas-San Antonio
- Claudia L. Walker, owner of Tutor 4 Success
- Stephanie Hall-Powell, CEO/Superintendent San Antonio Community Preparatory School
The Power of Your Story, 07.25.2020
- Dacrie Brooks, Director of Storytelling H.E. Butt Foundation
- Joe Tolbert Jr., Carpetbag Theater and CEO of Art at the Intersections