In the observance of Black History Month, The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) in partnership with KSAT 12, aired the special “Family Value: Representation, Identity and Diversity of the African American Family”. Narrated by Dr. Keeley H. Petty and produced by SAAACAM, TAANTV and Lisa Jackson, the special video documents over several generations, the lives of four prominent African American families in San Antonio, Texas.
KSAT 12 is excited to bring this most important discussion to viewers throughout South Texas. KSAT12 VP/GM Phil Lane said “this is such a fitting conversation to have with this being Black History Month. We should all be looking to our friends and neighbors to better understand the representation and diversity of the African American Family. We’re proud of the work SAAACAM is doing to bring this awareness and understanding to our community.”
Family Value: Representation, Identity and Diversity of the African American Family, will air on KSAT 12 Saturday, February 27th at 6pm CST.
SAAACAM will celebrate and honor the legacy of the African American family across digital and social platforms using the hashtags #FamilyValue #SAAACAM. For more information, please visit www.saaacam.org
Officially founded in 2017, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is working to uncover the legacy that reaches back to the early days of the Spanish colonists and Texas Republic. SAAACAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to collect, maintain, disseminate, and interpret authentic African American artifacts related to San Antonio history in a community-based digital archive. The organization’s goal is to reclaim San Antonio’s Black history by empowering individuals to curate their own archives and cultivate a community-driven museum of digitized, audiovisual exhibits. Collective legacies of pioneering families will serve as the basis of an evolving collection. Information will be compiled and interpreted in the context of the entire City of San Antonio and throughout Bexar County. The development of the archive is ongoing and SAAACAM will serve as a proactive steward of cultural and physical preservation of historic African American resources.
3737 Broadway St., Suite 300
San Antonio TX 78209
Phone: (210) 724-3350
Our digital team sat down with some of these highlighted community members to discuss their experience with the project and the layered history of San Antonio. You can watch those interviews at https://laprensatexas.com/the-peoples-news/