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Black Heritage
"Spheres of Reflection" by Kaldric Dow

Black Heritage

Real Stories. True Culture.

Black Heritage

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San Antonio is rich in Black heritage, and the Eastside is the soul of our city. From historic landmarks, such as Ellis Alley and the Healy-Murphy Center, to the educational and creative hub that is the Carver Community Cultural Center, our African American culture runs deep. Come explore our food, festivals and fun celebrating our Black community.

Arts & Culture

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Carver Community Cultural Center

The Carver Community Cultural Center celebrates the diverse cultures of the world, with an emphasis on African American heritage. Each season you will find eclectic and multi-ethnic representations from various disciplines such as dance, music and theater. Two unique venues hold an array of social and cultural events and performances – the Jo Long Theatre and the Little Carver Civic Center. Interested in art in addition to the performing arts? Visit the Carver Gallery inside Jo Long Theatre’s lobby for a paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography and more by local and regional artists.

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San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM)

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is a digital archive and museum located in the La Villita Historic Arts Village near the San Antonio River Walk. The organization captures the complete history of African Americans and their contributions to San Antonio. SAAACAM’s goal is to reclaim San Antonio’s Black history by empowering individuals to curate their archives and cultivate a community-driven museum of digitized, audiovisual exhibits.

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Public Art

Be sure to visit the “Spheres of Reflection” sculpture at Martin Luther King Park. The 13-foot-sculpture, which rests on a 4-foot-tall foundation, was created by local San Antonio Artist Kaldric Dow and celebrates African American culture. “Spheres of Reflection” depicts an ambiguous face topped by a cylindrical tower of dark, reflective spheres symbolic of hair. The spheres feature words that are common themes found in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work including “dream, sincerity, bold, desire, brave, unity, gratitude, accountability, devotion and change.” Find more information on “Spheres of Reflection” at the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture site.

Can’t-Miss Events

MLK March

MLK March

DreamWeek

DreamWeek

Between Yesterday And Tomorrow: Perspectives From Black Contemporary Artists Of San Antonio

Between Yesterday And Tomorrow: Perspectives From Black Contemporary Artists Of San Antonio

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

SAAACAM Events

SAAACAM Events


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DreamWeek San Antonio

Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

Our mission at Visit San Antonio is succinct: Bringing the world to San Antonio. Current events, however, forced us to re-examine exactly what that means. When the world arrives at our doorstep, what will it find today and moving forward?


See You in San Antonio

Events, museums, performance halls and more! Did we mention our iconic restaurants? San Antonio’s culinary scene is rich in diverse cultures and flavors. We are home to a wide variety of Black-owned restaurants, all unique in their offerings. Support San Antonio’s Black-Owned Restaurants at your next San Antonio visit!


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