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"Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City" Screening OCT-30-18

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The Arneson River Theater

418 Villita St.

San Antonio, TX 78205

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**THIS EVENT ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR OCT 23 HAS BEED POSTPONED TO TUE OCT 30 DUE TO WEATHER.

Join us Tuesday October 30, 2018 for a FREE public screening of “Walk on the River- A Black History of the Alamo City.”

In this independent film we take the time to document both the history and the contributions African-Americans have made to the fabric of San Antonio, Texas from Emancipation to the Civil Rights movement. We chronicle the path of freed Blacks establishing communities, churches and schools in the 1800’s to thriving Black-owned businesses that flourished during the Jim Crow era.

We touch on religion, politics, education, social organizations and community all in an attempt to paint a vivid picture of life for Black San Antonians in the past to help create a knowledge base, a sense of pride and a blueprint for the next generations moving forward.

Watch the trailer HERE

Couple in front of their home in the Baptist Settlement

“Walk on the River” features very influential people from our community like:

Mario Salas

Ed Glosson

Dr. Rudyard Hillard

Nettie Hinton

Lon Taylor

Vera Williams Young

D.L. Grant

... and more

This full length documentary is produced by Baba Aundar Ma'at and directed by Born Logic Allah- the makers of "Message to the People: A Story of Malcolm X" for their local film company Melaneyes Media.

Ed Glosson; former editor/publisher The San Antonio Register


RUN OF SHOW

  • 6:30 pm - Live Entertainment
  • 7:00 pm - Movie starts
  • 8:30 pm - Question and Answer session with the Producer & Director of the film

This is a family friendly event. We will have vendors selling traditional African clothing, handmade jewelry rare books and so much more! There will be food trucks present like Mi Taquito (AMAZING TACOS) and Drake’s Fun Foods. This will be an enjoyable and educational event!

PARKING

Downtown Tuesday offers parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Arneson Theater Parking Map

The premiere of this film was well received by a sold out crowd (650 people) Friday August 17 at the Carver Cultural Community Center as an official SA 300 Tricentennial event. Since the premiere every subsequent screening of this film has sold out, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Celebrating the history and legacy of San Antonio from a very unique perspective, "Walk on the River" is a local film project financed through crowdfunding, business sponsorship and donations from memebers of the community.

As the city grows and changes, as the “Eastside” (historically considered the Black side of town) becomes more gentrified, and as historical locations and landmarks are being demolished or forgotten- we, along with other movements and organizations in the city- are doing our best to help preserve our history and tell our own story.

Where: the Arneson River Theater

Time: Movie starts at 7:00 pm

This is a FREE event

Visit our website to learn more about the film- Click HERE http://walkontheriver.com/


For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Email: melaneyes3@gmail.com

Call: Logic Allah (210) 560-1733

Thank you for your support!


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