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Woolworth Watch Day

Woolworth Watch Day

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

The Conservation Society of San Antonio hosted a symposium, Woolworth Watch Day, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The symposium emphasized the role and history of downtown San Antonio within Alamo Plaza for Bexar County’s civil rights legacy. On Feb. 1, 1960, African American students jumpstarted lunch counter...

Organization designs civil rights trip

Organization designs civil rights trip

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Over 40 UTSA students visited memorials, museums and other historical sites across several southern states this January to get hands-on education regarding the history of civil rights and social justice in the U.S. The program is called the Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience (CRSJ), and the Stud...

Why do we protest?

Why do we protest?

Kenyatta Battle

January 18, 2018

“Why do we march for peace, mom?’ ‘For the same reason, that you and I plant a tree, her mother answered. We plant a tree for the future hoping the tree we plant today will make tomorrow a better place. That is why we march my love… because I feel this need to make the future better… to plant anot...

Write anyway

Write anyway

Ben Shirani

September 7, 2017

As often as civil rights issues make headlines, they still tend to affect our daily lives in ways that are difficult to explain in the news. The constant media attention focused on Muslim bans and violent non-state actors (terrorists) changes the way people think about Arab Americans in general. My best a...

Refuse to die

Refuse to die

Kenyatta Battle

September 7, 2017

Aug. 14, 2016, the first NFL preseason game is set to begin. The announcer says, “Will everyone rise for the National Anthem.” Every father, mother, child and player rises except for one: Colin Kaepernick. In that moment Kap refused to die! He decided to take a stand against police brutality. Af...

UTSA exhibits highlights civil rights movement

January 21, 2014

Courtesy of Ernest C. Withers From Wednesday Jan 22. to Feb 26. an art exhibit on media during the civil rights era will be shown at UTSA’s Art Building Gallery. The exhibit, titled “For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” is free to the public. ...