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The front of the Woolworth Building on Alamo Plaza.

June 2020 – Juneteenth Video March

From June 3 to June 19th, we presented an eight video series of San Antonians speaking out about the importance of preserving the Woolworth Building as part of the vital, but under-told, story of African Americans in American history.  You can support their efforts by contacting the government officials listed on our Call to Action page.


Deborah Omowale Jarmon, Executive Director of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum.

March 2020 – 60th Anniversary of Lunch Counter Integration

San Antonio’s lunch counters integrated 60 years ago” – San Antonio Express-News, Mar. 16.

Editorial: Remembering S.A.’s civil rights history” –  San Antonio Express-News, Mar. 14.

Ceremonial Proclamation (watch video at 7:32) – Bexar County Commissioners Court, Mar. 10.

February 2020

“Woolworth in spotlight as architects, historians fight to save it”Rivard Report coverage of  our Feb 1 Woolworth Watch Day Symposium: “Integrating History: The Role of Alamo Plaza in Bexar County’s Civil Rights Legacy.”  Missed it? View the video.

Group photo of Woolworth Watch Day attendess.
Watch Day attendees come together to support the Woolworth Building.

January 2020

World Monuments Fund CEO Speaks Out from Alamo Plaza

Benedicte de Montlaur interview courtesy of David Arias-Rios, Jan 31.

“World Monuments advocate touts keeping Woolworth site”San Antonio Express-News, Jan 31.

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January 20th – MLK March

“More than 300,000 in San Antonio March, Celebrate and Reflect on MLK Jr.” – Texas Public Radio, Jan. 20.

January 17th – “Remember Black History on Alamo Plaza!”

“San Antonio Conservation Society trying to save historic building downtown” – News 4 SA (WOAI), Jan. 17.

Group hands out free donuts, advocate to save Woolworth building” – KSAT 12 News, Jan 17.

Event marks desegration milestone, sparks debate about Woolworth BuildingSan Antonio Express-News, Jan. 17.

November 2019

“Alamo Plaza Redesign Should Not Leave Woolworth Building Behind” – Aaronetta Pierce for The Rivard Report, Nov. 28.

Editorial: Preserve the Woolworth Building” – San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 24.

“Remember the Woolworth!  Celebrating the Battle That Didn’t Happen” – Rick Casey for The Rivard Report, Nov. 12.

Wolff calls for protecting Woolworth Building in downtown San Antonio” – San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 8.

“Woolworth Building makes major list . . .” – KENS 5 News, Nov. 5.

October 2019

“Why is the Woolworth Building Downtown Being Singled Out for Preservation?” – News Radio 1200 WOAI, Oct. 31.

San Antonio’s Woolworth Building . . . makes global list of endangered sites” – San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 30

“Woolworth Building Honor is Potential Snag in Alamo Plaza Redevelopment” – News Radio 1200 WOAI, Oct. 30.

National Media Coverage

Architectural Digest – “World Monuments Fund Pledges to Support Architectural Treasures”

CNN – “25 of the world’s most endangered places”

New York Times – “Bears Ears and Notre-Dame Named to 2020 World Monuments Watch”

Toronto Star – “The new Alamo battle to save site of lunch counter desegregation”

World Monuments Fund

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