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Spring 2020


One thing is certain for the history of San Antonio; the African American community has had a little spotlight shined on them throughout. Today San Antonio has many different cultures throughout where ideas are all mixed together in 460 plus square miles of land according to the 2010 census. For obvious reasons, San Antonio didn’t become this way overnight. Throughout its history we have seen its fair share of many races coming over and setting up new homes here; more so in the African American community. Until recently we have only begun to understand what this community has brought in the city thanks to the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum. We have been introduced to settlement patterns, civil rights movements, as well as spotlights on sports such as cycling and baseball that the African American community has given San Antonio.