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Places of Color: Preserving San Antonio's Underrepresented Narratives

Places of Color: Preserving San Antonio's Underrepresented NarrativesExplore the challenges of preserving the rich histories of people of color through local architecture, from Alazán Courts and St. James AME Church foundations, to the Woolworth Building.20jan6:00 pm7:30 pm 10 Add to DreamList

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Sites related to the underrepresented narratives of Black and Latino history in San Antonio need to be preserved in order to foster a better understanding of our diverse heritage through the experience of architectural landmarks.  Four expert panelists will lead a virtual discussion of preservation efforts, both past, and present, with an emphasis on civic engagement.  Historian and prize-winning author Dr. Antonia Castaneda will discuss the losses of La Gloria, Univision, and the G.J. Sutton Building.  Nancy Rankin, AIA, a principal with John G. Waite Associates, Architects, will present the Waite Report finding investigating the structure and Civil Rights history of the Woolworth Building.  Everett Fly, FASLA, a co-founder of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, will discuss the recently uncovered, but still threatened, foundations of the 1875 St. James AME Church.  Dr. Sarah Zenaida Gould, Interim Executive Director of the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, will discuss the community’s efforts to preserve the Alazán-Apache Courts, a 1939-41 federal housing project on the West-side.  Each speaker will present for 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A session at the end.  The Zoom presentation will be recorded and available for later viewing.

*Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


January 20, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm