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00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1d30001HearSA is an online audio archive of public programming intended to foster discussion and enhance awareness of informative local presentations and events. The archive includes lectures, panel discussions, book readings, and more. HearSA is presented by Texas Public Radio in association with its local partners. It is important to recognize that the opinions presented in these programs are those of the author or presenter, not Texas Public Radio or any of its stations, and are not necessarily endorsed by TPR.If your organization hosts lectures, book readings, panel discussions, or presentations and is interested in participating, email HearSA curator, Nathan Cone at ncone [at] tpr dot org

The Migration Project: Oral Histories Of San Antonio African-Americans

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"The Migration Project" is a three-year initiative of The Renaissance Guild, a local black theater. It is the theatrical exploration of the historical and cultural identity of African-Americans, and by extension America. The issues generated by mass migration in the United States and in Europe have taken on a complex and often divisive urgency in recent years. It is the intent of the Migration Project to discover clues that may illuminate and expand our understanding of the current migratory impulses that are redefining who we are as a nation.

In the above audio, William Lewis, Artistic Director of The Renaissance Guild, is joined by Sam Scott Jr., Anthony Hargrove, and Dr. Gerald Markowitz. Mr. Scott is a retied Senior Foreign Service Officer at the State Department who migrated from San Antonio soon after college, returning following his retirement. Anthony Hargrove is the Executive Director of the Ella Austin Community Center, and a native of Indiana who moved to San Antonio over twenty-five years ago. Dr. Markowitz is Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York.

Recorded September 12, 2014 at the Carver Cultural Center.