Kathy & Lionel Sosa’s new mural depicts an artistic blend of San Antonio history
Considered by some as the San Antonio art world’s power couple, Kathy and Lionel Sosa are each respected artists in their own right. Together, they’ve created “La Gloriosa Historia de San Pedro Creek on My Mind: A Story in Five Episodes.”
‘Classroom censorship law’ may impact teaching aspects of Black History Month, opponents say
Teaching aspects of Black History Month could prove challenging to educators this year after the passage of Senate Bill 3, the social studies curriculum law enacted in the last special session in the Texas Legislature.
Trinity University professor discusses historical riots contesting election results, significance of US Capitol breach
“This is the day that we will remember,” said Carey Latimore, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at Trinity University. “One is the Wilmington riots of 1898, and that’s a case in Wilmington, North Carolina, in which you had some rioters who disputed an election. And so, they decided to go and try to take over a town and sort of decertify, by their own self, a local election,” Latimore said. As Congress moves forward with the certification of the electoral votes, Latimore said there needs to be an emphasis on vetting information. But, we found ways of moving forward,” Latimore said.
9 ways other states make voting easier, more accessible than Texas
For example, a majority of states have same-day voter registration, online voter registration and at least five states offer universal vote-by-mail. Decades of voter suppression in Texas have made the Lone Star State notorious for being one of the most stringent states for voting rights and access. Like many other states, Texas has also shifted to creating more centralized voting centers. A year later, when the state’s voter turnout plummeted to 28.9 percent during the 2014 midterm elections, critics blamed the controversial law. Voting rights are automatically restored to convicted felons in Texas after this time period.
San Antonio professor says current ‘period of unrest’ is crucial to future of race relations in America
SAN ANTONIO – The topic of race is a common one among today’s current events. Dr. Carey Latimore, a history professor at Trinity University says this period of unrest will be pivotal for race relations in America. Latimore sights chances for change after the civil war, during the civil rights movement and in the 90s. “I think the context that we should look at anything in regards to these kinds of issues is the historical context of race. And therefore, that person almost being criminalized in a sense, for exercising his or her rights,” Latimore explained.