Walk on the River 2.0 Film Viewing & Panel Discussion

Date: March 30, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

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March 30, 2021

  • 1:00 pm - Film Only
  • 6:30 pm - Film and Panel
    (Featuring the producers of Walk on the River 2.0)

As the first civil settlement in the state of Texas, there are a ton of historical sites and legendary tales that have helped to shape the culture of our community. In the original documentary film Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City we shared the African American experience of San Antonio from the time of Emancipation (roughly 1865) to Integration and the end of Jim Crow segregation.

In this second installment, Walk on the River 2.0 The African Influence in San Antonio TX we speak about the presence and influence people of African descent have had in this area before and during enslavement, including:

  • The African Presence in the Americas before Columbus
  • The Moors in Spain
  • Blacks at the Battle of the Alamo
  • Slavery in San Antonio
  • Emancipation Celebrations in Texas (Juneteenth)
  • African Symbols in the city
  • and more

Most people don’t realize that African Americans were present at the battle of the Alamo or that there were Black survivors freed by the Mexican Army. Neither do many realize that there were slaves sold downtown in Alamo Plaza or that it is documented that city official bought and sold enslaved Africans. We reveal this history and so much more in this 50-minute documentary film.

Walk on the River 2.0 features interviews from:

  • Mario Salas - Historian, Professor, Former City Councilman
  • Ramon Vasquez - member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation
  • Nettie Hinton - Community Activist
  • Dr. Runoko Rashidi - Author, Lecturer, Scholar
  • and more