KENS5: Book of safe places for Black motorists to visit during Jim Crow era included SA locations

KENS5: Book of safe places for Black motorists to visit during Jim Crow era included SA locations . “Students at Texas A&M University – San Antonio are spending the spring semester diving into the rich history of African American culture locally in collaboration with the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) via a grant with the city’s Office of Historic Preservation from the Summerlee Foundation. Thirteen undergraduate students in the Methods of Historical Research course are selecting one of more than 20 San Antonio locations originally listed in the Green Book to research.”

KSAT: Judge delivers blow to Texas Gov. Abbott’s ban on mandates, allows San Antonio to require masks in schools

KSAT: Judge delivers blow to Texas Gov. Abbott’s ban on mandates, allows San Antonio to require masks in schools. “San Antonio leaders scored a victory in court against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday in the ongoing fight over mask mandates. A Bexar County Civil District Court Judge granted the city and Bexar County’s request for a temporary restraining order against Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates in schools.”

San Antonio Express-News: Black history preserved in collection donated to San Antonio African American Community Archive

San Antonio Express-News: Black history preserved in collection donated to San Antonio African American Community Archive. “The largest known San Antonio African American history collection now resides with the San Antonio African American Community Archive Museum. Laura Thompson, CEO and creator of The African American Network, has donated her collection of biographies to the museum, located in La Villita. The collection, called 300 Voices in 300 Days, was part of the city’s tricentennial celebration.”

San Antonio Magazine: San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Opens this Month at La Villita

San Antonio Magazine: San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Opens this Month at La Villita. “After sharing a building with Hope House Ministries for nearly three years, SAAACAM decided to relocate the museum’s educational galleries to a more centralized location. The archives, which include collected photographs and oral histories, also are being processed so they can be available for public access at Texas A&M University San Antonio.”

News 4 San Antonio: 10 percent of hospital beds remain as case count reaches 18,600 in San Antonio

News 4 San Antonio: 10 percent of hospital beds remain as case count reaches 18,600 in San Antonio. “Area hospitals continue to remain under pressure, where there are 1,240 residents. Of those, 416 are in the ICU and 248 are using ventilators. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said there are 10 percent of hospital beds available. He also said the city will start counting antigen tests with its case total next week. These tests give patients a rapid response, compared to the PCR tests.”

Rivard Report: San Antonio’s Hidden Black History And The Struggle to Tell It

The Rivard Report: San Antonio’s Hidden Black History And The Struggle to Tell It. “When a small group of San Antonians interested in local African-American history approached the City’s Tricentennial Commission, its members hoped it would be their chance to share with the whole city the rich trove of stories they had uncovered. After two meetings with Tricentennial officials, they came away feeling unheard, although the Tricentennial’s new director, Carlos Contreras, says the commission is working to be more inclusive in its presentation of San Antonio’s diverse communities.”

Harry Ransom Center Puts Goldbeck Photos Online

The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom center has put its Goldbeck collection of photos online. “Many of the negatives, which date primarily from the mid-1910s through 1930, were taken by E. O. Goldbeck (1892–1986), a San Antonio-based commercial photographer whose career spanned the better part of the twentieth century. Also included are those he acquired from his contemporaries including C. W. (Charles W.) Archer, W. W. (Walter W.) Mitchell (1890–1928), and C. A. (Charles Albert) Stead (1870–1932). Known as the ‘unofficial photographer of America’s military,’ it is no surprise that more than one third of all the negatives are of military subjects. Documented are military efforts and camp life in and around San Antonio, during and shortly after the First World War.”

Alamo Mission Gets A New Web Site

The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas has a new Web site. “The General Land Office (GLO) set out to create a website that raised the bar on the typical state government website and push the boundaries of tourism web design. The resulting website features full-screen video, interactive features and other rich content to entice and excite prospective visitors of all ages.”