Learn to research Black history and genealogy using Bexar County records during in-person/virtual resource event
The Bexar County Black History Resource series event will include experts from the San Antonio Public Library, the Bexar County Clerks Office, and the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum explaining how to access public records.
WATCH: Award-winning filmmakers, local historian discuss Buffalo Soldiers, Black history at SAAACAM panel
The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) hosted Kevin Willmott, director of "The 24th" and Academy-Award winning writer of "BlacKkKlansman;" Billy Gordon, Bexar Co. Buffalo Soldiers Association; and Cedric Thomas Smith, a San Antonio-based award-winning Writer and Director.
Kwanzaa observance goes virtual through Jan. 1
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) has been offering virtual programs each night that teach Kwanzaa’s seven guiding principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Due to the pandemic, SAAACAM went virtual this year with its celebration of African American history, family, community and culture. “To me, Kwanzaa signifies the struggle of the African American community, the perseverance of the African American community, and the successes and victories of the African American community,” said Heather Williams, SAACAM’s program director. Deborah Omowale Jarmon, CEO and director of SAAACAM, said that what Kwanzaa signifies is even more important now in times like these. “We’ve had to use those principles to keep our families together, to keep our communities together,” Jarmon said.
As seen on SA Live - Juneteenth - Freedom Friday, June 19, 2020
SAN ANTONIO Happy Freedom Friday! Today on SA Live, the history behind Juneteenth and what it means in our community with information from the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum. We revisit Jens interview with the Freedom Riders, who share their experience during the civil rights movement. Also, the San Antonio Public Library shares great reads for kids who want to learn about social injustice, acceptance and civil rights. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.