You have all seen San Antonio come together in ways unimaginable. We are all faced with challenges and hard decisions during this crisis — you all more-so than most — but something to consider is our privilege and the omission of our Nation’s undocumented residents by the federal government. … Continue readingAn Open Letter to City Council During COVID-19
an Antonio recently celebrated its 300-year “birthday.” Birthday is in quotation marks because we know that 300 years ago was not when San Antonio just popped up out of the earth. Three hundred years ago Spain founded San Antonio de Padua on the date that recognizes the saint. … Continue readingDigital History Review: Vintage San Antonio – a photo history
Recently, The Western History Association had a conference in San Antonio, Texas. It was of no surprise to me that the participants of the conference were very interested in the history of San Antonio and the past of a city reborn.
As part of a course at St. Mary’s University, Dr. Teresa Van Hoy gathered a group of her brightest minds as well as a grad student (that would be me). … Continue readingHistoria en Vivo | Living History: The Mission to Market Walking Tour
It could be argued that much of the local history that occurs today is brought forth by our “leaders”, those who are elected or placed into a public office or position. Well, I was able to spend some time with many of those leaders on a day called “Civic Engagement Day” that was hosted and arranged by the LSA 300 team. … Continue readingCivic Engagement and Public History Collide
Everett Fly, distinguished guest and speaker at the Esperanza Center was the first speaker for the Westside Community and Preservation Speaker Series. “This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color.” … Continue reading“Samuel McCullough Was a Mullato Man”
“Acknowledging the shared past and looking toward the future, all events will have as a common thread an intercambio (exchange) and collaboration between the cultures of Spain and San Antonio, creating experiences and memories completely unique to Olé.” … Continue readingOle San Antonio: When San Antonio Meets Spain
This evening the students from the St. Mary’s University were welcomed to one of the sites of the Esperanza Center in San Antonio Texas. The Director, Ms. Graciela Sanchez, quickly grasped the attention of all 10 students present.
“The people of Esperanza dream of a world where everyone has civil rights and economic justice, where the environment is cared for, where cultures are honored and communities are safe.”
-Graciela Sanchez; Director of Esperanza Peace and Justice Center … Continue readingWestside Historians in the Making