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Black History of San Antonio: Movie Premiere- Walk on the River
August 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
Join us Friday August 17, 2018 for the first public showing of “Walk on the River- A Black History of the Alamo City.”
In this independent film we take the time to document both the history and the contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of San Antonio, Texas from emancipation to the Civil Rights movement. We chronicle the the path of freed Blacks establishing communities, churches and schools in the 1800’s to thriving Black owned businesses that flourished during the Jim Crow era.
We touch on religion, politics, education, social organizations and community all in an attempt to paint a vivid picture of life for Black San Antonioans in the past to help create a knowledge base, a sense of pride and a blueprint for the next generations moving forward.
“Walk on the River” will feature very influential people from our community like:
Dr. Rudyard Hillard
Vera Williams Young
… and more
This full length documentary is produced by Baba Aundar Ma’at and directed by Born Logic Allah- the makers of “Message to the People: A Story of Malcolm X” for their local film company Melaneyes Media.
RUN OF SHOW
6:00 pm – Doors open, welcome/meet and greet
7:00 pm – Movie starts
8:45 pm – Question and Answer session with Producer, Director and Historians
This premiere is an official Tricentenial event, celebrating the history and legacy of San Antonio from a very unique perspective. “Walk on the River” is a local film project financed by private donors, business sponsorship and donations from memebers of the community.
As the city grows and changes, as the “Eastside” (historically considered the Black side of town) becomes more gentrified, and as historical locations and landmarks are being demolished or forgotten- we, along with other movements and organizations in the city- are doing our best to help preserve our history and tell our own story.
This historical event takes place at the Carver Cultural Community Center
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: $10 in advance on Eventbrite
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Tel. (210) 560-1733