The Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee hosts discussion on Civil Rights history – Aug. 17, 2021

Join PGAV Destinations and special guest speakers for this presentation on the Civil Rights Movement. Watch the meeting tonight at 5:30 on the City’s YouTube channel or view the recorded meeting (and past discussion topics) later.  In the words of committee Tri-Chair Aaronetta Pierce, “May we listen, learn, investigate and improve the messaging.”

The Society is pleased that the committee will get a chance to watch at least one of its new Civil Rights videos.  You can, too, by following the links below.

The Texas Sit-Ins, 1960

Beginning in February, young African Americans helped re-energize the national Civil Rights Movement.  Through peaceful sit-ins, they protested racial discrimination at public lunch counters across the South.  Texas students quickly took up the cause and led freedom struggles that played out in their state’s big cities and college towns.

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San Antonio, 1960: A Quiet Revolution

Mary Lillian Andrews led the local NAACP Youth Council at the age of seventeen.  Her request that store managers integrate their lunch counters produced the first peaceful, voluntary integration of the 1960 sit-in movement.  San Antonio, Texas became a brief beacon of hope to a nation torn by racial strife.

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