Black History Month at the San Antonio Public Library



SAN ANTONIO (February 7, 2020) –  In honor of Black History Month, San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) will be hosting a line-up of free, fun and educational programming for all ages that celebrate diversity and inclusion. During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month, a time to recognize and honor the central role of Black Americans in U.S. history.

Black History Month Events will take place at the following Library locations (for the remainder of the month):

Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City
Saturday, February 22 | 1 – 4pm
Central Library (600 Soledad St., 78205)

San Antonio Public Library will be hosting a showing of the independent, locally produced film, Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City. This documentary recounts the path of freed Blacks, from the founding of Black communities, churches and schools in the 1800s to the Black-owned businesses that prospered during the Jim Crow era. The showing will feature an introduction by the film’s producer Aundar Ma’at and director Born Logic Allah. After the film, Ma’at and Allah will host a brief Q&A session.

African American Read-In at Carver
Saturday, February 22 | 2 – 3pm
Carver Branch Library (3350 E. Commerce St., 78220)

Celebrate Black History Month and join us in our first African American read-in. Listen to stories written by African American authors.


Sunday Cinema Presents: Harriet (2019)

Sunday, March 1 | 3 – 5:05pm

Schaefer Branch Library (6322 US Highway 87 East, 78222)

The true story of how Harriet Tubman freed slaves through the Underground Railroad.


The San Antonio Public Library is proud to be hosting a variety of events and discussions throughout the month at several branch locations that offer a contemporary look at Black History Month while addressing the historical narrative. For a complete list of library events, visit





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