Black History Month 2023
The SAC Black History Month Committee presents:
Black History Month Kickoff
Celebrate the kick-off of Black History Month with music, food, and the opportunity to meet with local black-owned businesses in the Mall Area.
Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Location: SAC Mall (Fiesta Room for rain)
Dear Black Males
Anthony Gay & Qur-an Webb will facilitate a much-needed conversation about the negative depiction of black males in today’s society and how that depiction perpetuates systematic oppression and implicit bias that directly impact the physical, emotional and mental health well-being of Black Males. This conversation is crucial as it will enable us to learn how to support the healing of Black Males, which will have a direct impact on improving black families and communities. Please use the QR code to register as seating is limited to 50 people.
Date: Tuesday, February 7
Time: 10:00 A.M -12:00 P.M.
Location: Victory Center 202
Black Resistance in Film
Join us for a feature presentation on Black resistance in film as part of our Black History Month 2022 celebrations! “As Dr. King said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Therefore, developing a deep empathy and understanding of narrative history affords us a unique opportunity to better navigate the past to positively transform our future. The program will highlight the significance of Black artists and filmmakers' contributions to the long freedom movement. We will conclude the program with a brief discussion led by San Antonio College History faculty Dr. Samuel Byndom. Lunch will be provided while supplies last.
Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 12:15 P.M.-1:30 P.M.
Location: Fletcher 212 (new location)
"SAY THEIR NAME" Silent Protest
What is the silent protest about? It is an organized effort in which participants remain silent in order to demonstrate disapproval for racially motivated injustices that have been endured by people of color throughout history. This demonstration is about raising awareness and highlighting the lives and stories of people that have lost their lives because of hate crimes, police brutality, gun violence, lynchings, racism, or senseless acts of violence. By telling their stories, we not only educate and empower each other, but we become the voice they no longer have. Sometimes silence sends the loudest message.
What do I have to do to? In order to fully execute this event in the capacity that we wish to, we need as many volunteers, students, and staff to participate as possible by holding posters during the event.
Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 10:30 A.M. -12:30 P.M.
Location: SAC Mall
We will be meeting prior to the event to decorate posters. If you are interested in participating, please join the group via this link to stay up-to-date on the details and any announcements related to the event.
Crucial Conversations with Judge William Cruz Shaw & Commissioner Tommy Calvert
San Antonio College will welcome the honorable Judge William “Cruz” Shaw and Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert. The two will share a powerful conversation on what it means to be black while being an elected official. In addition, the two will converse on how they prioritize serving their communities and what it means to lead by example. Lunch will be provided to attendees while supplies last.
Date: Monday, February 20
Location: Fiesta Room
Open Mic Night with Black Resistance Theme
Join the Office of Student Life for a special evening of open mic night! The theme for the evening will be black resistance. Refreshments to be provided for attendees.
Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Fiesta Room
Black Resistance in the Arts
Andrew Scott, Mark Cardwell and Maria Williams will convene an exciting panel that explores the nature of Black Resistance in the Arts, including identifying and addressing historical structural issues that have become both elements of visual expression and calls for community action to make change. These panelists will present examples of their own work and research, and talk about how they’ve managed to make progress in ways that have challenged assumptions about their value as creatives in a post-colonial, multi-cultural, and pluralistic world. Lunch will be provided.
Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: 10:50 A.M.-12:15 P.M.
Location: NAHC 218
About the Panelists:
Digging Deeper: Resources for Learning
San Antonio African American Community and Archive Museum (link to main page; access to virtual exhibits and resources)
Texas Freedom Colonies Project (Database of Freedom colonies established in Texas after the Civil War)
Historic African American Cemeteries (Bexar Co. historical cemeteries)
Eastside Cemeteries (2012) (2012 article on Eastside historical cemeteries)
The Historic African American Cemetery (Historical Marker Database)
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center (Austin)
African Americans and the San Antonio Education System (video from SAACAM)
Lesson Plans & Learning Activities
- For All the World to See: Visual History and Civil Rights (includes Lesson Plans and artifact rental)
- Putting the Movement Back into Teaching Civil Rights Additional resources to accompany the book of the same name. Book is available
- NY Times Black History Month Learning Network (Historical front pages for Civil Rights Movement, lesson plans
- Historic Hudson Valley (curriculum module using runaway slave ads)
CSPAN in the Classroom
- Lesson Plan: Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement (15 Clips)
- Bell Ringer: Freedom Summer and Civil Rights in Mississippi (11:25)
- On This Day: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (4 Clips)
- Lesson Plan: 1966 James Meredith March Against Fear (5 Clips)
- Lesson Plan: Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr. (3 Clips)
- On This Day: Little Rock Nine (4 Clips)
- Lesson Plan: The Civil Rights Movement According to John Lewis (10 Clips)
- Bell Ringer: Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-Ins (6:16)
- Bell Ringer: Freedom Riders (11:59)
- Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail (7 Clips)
- Bell Ringer: The 1963 March on Washington (11:49)
- Lesson Plan: Voting Rights Marches in Selma (3 Clips)
- Bell Ringer: Music and Civil Rights (5:21)
- Lesson Plan: Brown v. Board of Education (9 Clips)
- Bell Ringer: The 1956 Southern Manifesto (6:24)
- Bell Ringer: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (7:15)
- Bell Ringer: The 24th Amendment (1:04)
- Bell Ringer: Anti-Discrimination Laws and Affirmative Action (5:41)
- Bell Ringer: The Difference Between Legal and De Facto Segregation (4:47)
- On This Day: Watts Riots (4 Clips)
- Video Clip: Civil Rights Groups and Black Power (8:33)
- Bell Ringer: Stokely Carmichael Between 1954 and 1965 (10:42)
- On This Day: Black Panther Party (4 Clips)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Early Childhood Education Resources Includes downloadable ABC booklets (ages 3-5)
- Digital Learning Labs (NMAAHC grades 3-12)
- Booklists (books associated with the various galleries at the museum)
- Docs Teach (lesson plan and activity using Red Record Lynching Map)
- CSI Dixie Searchable database of coroner’s inquests in South Carolina. Slate article by Rebecca Onion discussing the database.
- Runaway Slaves in Britain (database)
- Freedom on the Move (database of self-liberating people)
- Maryland Runaway Slave Ads
- Mississippi Documenting Runaway Slaves
- Louisiana Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1836-1865
- North Carolina Slave Advertisements
- Virginia: The Geography of Slavery (primary and secondary sources)
- O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C Law and Family (showcases the diversity of strategies that black people living in DC used to gain freedom through the courts in the Antebellum period.) Slate article describing records
Racial Violence & Lynching
- Equal Justice Justice Initiative
- Plain Talk History (maps based on the research of Monroe Work)
- Tools for Racial Justice (lynching)
- Tools for Racial Justice (sundown towns)
- History & Social Justice (sundown towns)
- A Red Record (Map specific to North Carolina)
- Red Summer, 1919 (National WW1 Museum)
- Racial Violence & Red Summer (National Archives)
Video & Multimedia
- Selma: The Marches Captured in Stephen Somerstein’s Pictures
- Suppression of Photographers in the Civil Rights Movement
- Film kits available FREE OF CHARGE from Teaching Tolerance
- America’s Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Justice
- Mighty Times: The Children’s March
- Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
- 28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month ( from the New York Times)
Books & Graphic Novels
- Wood, Peter, Strange New Land (excerpt from book)
- Baptist, Edward, The Half Has Never Be Told (excerpt from the book by Edward Baptist).
Interview with Edward Baptist
- Wilkerson, Isabelle, The Warmth of Other Suns (excerpt from book/NPR review of book chronicling the Great Migration)
- NCSS Notable Books on African American History (Children/Young Adult) The link will take you to an Amazon list of NCSS Notable Books on African American History. List includes titles suitable for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Graphic Novels: Check out your local library for these titles.
John Lewis’ March Trilogy
John Lewis’ Run (sequel to March)
The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History
Kindred: a Graphic Novel Adaptation
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom
Civil Rights Movement/Vietnam
Claudet Colvin Refuses to Move: Courageous Kid of the Civil Rights Movement
The Little Rock Nine Challenge Segregation
The Silence of Our Friends
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Graphic History of America’s Great Civil Rights Leader
History Comics: Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Heroes
Ruby Bridges Takes Her Seat
Medgar Evers and the NAACP
Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice
Man on a Mission: James Meredith and the Battle of Ole Miss
Strange Fruit, v. 1 & 2
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black Leaders as Obituaries Portrayed Them
MLK’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture audio recording
The Limits of Master Narratives in History Textbooks: An Analysis of Representations of Martin Luther KIng, Jr.
Teaching MLK’s LIfe-- The Man, Not the Myth
Martin Luther King, Jr. Was More Radical Than We Remember (Teen Vogue)
If you have any questions about Black History Month at SAC, please contact Dr. Barbara Knotts email@example.com or Dr. Seabrook Jones firstname.lastname@example.org