San Antonio’s Black History Deserves to Be Told

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Society president Susan Beavin comments on the lack of black history in Texas Highways‘ tricentennial timeline.

“There was such a story to be told about not just the time frame, but also the fact that you had free blacks here as well as slaves. I think most people don’t realize that,” Beavin told Express-News reporter Vincent T. Davis. “Hopefully, they (Texas Highways) will come back and do a feature on that because I think there’s such a story to tell.” subscribers can read the full article addressing historian Everett Fly’s concern about the lack of diversity in the tricentennial coverage.

The Society’s Capital Club has helped to fund Everett L. Fly’s research on historic African-American communities in Bexar County, as well as an exhibit celebrating the history and culture of the Eastside on display at the SAGE office and the VIA Park & Ride in the 200 block of Chestnut Street.

Introductory text block from Ellis Alley mural
Introductory text block on the mural, “Ellis Alley: Cradle of Eastside Culture,” in the SAGE office.

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