The Conservation Society of San Antonio

february, 2020

01feb10:00 am3:00 pmSymposium: “Integrating History: The Role of Alamo Plaza in Bexar County’s Civil Rights Legacy.”

Event Details

Save the Woolworth - World Monuments Watch Day bannerPresenters:

Everett Fly, FASLA, San Antonio
Dr. Tara Dudley, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Bruce Winders, Bexar County
Dr. Todd Moye, University of North Texas
Dr. Kathryn O’Rourke, Trinity University

Overview:

This symposium will explore the rich civil rights history of Bexar County with a special focus on Alamo Plaza, including the Woolworth Building. During the ’60s national Sit-In Movement, San Antonio’s Woolworth was the epicenter of the voluntary and peaceful integration of seven downtown lunch counters on March 16, 1960. Baseball great Jackie Robinson touted this event as “a story that should be told around the world.”

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Sponsors:

Bexar County Commissioners Court
World Monuments Fund
The Conservation Society of San Antonio
H-E-B
San Antonio Public Library

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Organizer

The Conservation Society of San Antonioconserve@saconservation.org 107 King William Street

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