SAVE THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING ON ALAMO PLAZA

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM CDT – 11 AM CDT
Community Event:
61st Anniversary of the March 16, 1960, historic desegregation of the Woolworth lunch counter on Alamo Plaza
Assemble on Alamo Plaza across the street from the Federal Courthouse to organize
Why:
The Woolworth Building opened in 1921 and is a visible link to Alamo Plaza’s little-known civil rights history. It was designated as a State Antiquities Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission (2019), but NOT guaranteed to be safe from demolition by the General Land Office of the State of Texas, Commissioner George P. Bush.
(NOTE: 9:30 to 9:50 am, distribution of signs, badges, history materials, and briefing on the procedure)
*Coalition Members include the San Antonio Conservation Society, NAACP, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, SAAACAM, Westside Preservation Alliance, SAGE, Mexican American Civil Rights Institute
NOTE: MASK WEARING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

*Coalition Members include the San Antonio Conservation Society, NAACP, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, SAAACAM, Westside Preservation Alliance, SAGE, Mexican American Civil Rights Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Doing the right thing’: Coalition observes the anniversary of Alamo Plaza civil rights milestone noted by Jackie Robinson

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Doing-the-right-thing-Coalition-observes-16030175.php

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