San Antonio’s Roadmap to Justice

In the last century, leaders in the business and faith communities joined forces to tackle deep divisions in San Antonio. Together, they worked to desegregate downtown and took on an unfair economy rooted in racism.

Their story is a roadmap to our future—a San Antonio where every household has a chance to thrive. In this virtual event, we talked with Trinity University historian Dr. Carey Latimore about how our city’s past holds stories that can inspire us to create a better future.

Dr. Latimore’s presentation references his Alamo paper, “Civil Rights in San Antonio: WWII to Mid-1960s and leads into a live interview with Dr. Patton Dodd, executive director of storytelling and communications at the H. E. Butt Foundation, and direct questions from several attendees.

Photos from San Antonio's Civil Rights History


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Why We’re Asking Hard Questions

About this time last year, we sent you a community survey. That was our way of starting a conversation with you about the gaps that exist within our communities, especially the gaps in opportunities and resources that leave so many families and children struggling to survive.

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