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World Monuments Fund Honors Black History

The front of the Woolworth Building on Alamo Plaza.
San Antonio’s Woolworth Building is one of three U.S. sites on the 2020 World Monuments Watch List.

The Alabama Civil Rights Sites; San Antonio’s Woolworth Building; Bunce Island in Sierra Leone, West Africa; and Providence Island in the Liberian capital of Monrovia in West Africa.  Each of these Watch sites has an important story to tell about the African American struggle for justice, and the universal quest for human dignity and freedom.  Read more.

Supporters of preserving the Woolworth Building carry a banner and signs in the MLK March
The Coalition for the Woolworth Building sends a strong message during the 2020 MLK March.
Center of the Mary Andrews ofrenda features a 3-D version of photo of her that appeared in JET magazine.
Artist Chris King created a three dimensional cut-out of Mary Lillian Andrews and her friend, Della, being served at the Woolworth's lunch counter after integration. This photo appeared in the March 31, 1960 issue of JET magazine.

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