The Deep History Of Racism In San Antonio
The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus since George Floyd’s death put police brutality against Black Americans on the forefront of our nation’s consciousness.
In this locally focused follow-up episode to NPR's "Summer of Racial Reckoning" series, we'll discuss the deep history of racism and race-related issues in San Antonio; how policies and practices contributed to racial inequity and inequality; and how the city and its residents have attempted to reconcile this racist past.
- Carey Latimore, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-director of the African American Studies Program at Trinity University
- D.L. Grant, manager of the George Washington Carver Branch of the San Antonio Public Library
- Deborah Jarmon, executive director of the San Antonio African American Community Archives & Museum
Listen to episode 1 of NPR's Summer of Racial Reckoning series here:
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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, September 3.