Historical Society of Helotes General Meeting Announcement for February 6th, 2024

Life After Emancipation in the San Antonio Region

The General Meeting of the Historical Society of Helotes will be held Tuesday, February 6 at the Gardens at Old Town Helotes at 15060 Antonio Drive from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. At this meeting, guest speaker Cristal Mendez, historian at the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, will give a presentation on “Life After Emancipation in the San Antonio Region.”

This presentation will explore what life was like for African Americans in San Antonio and surrounding rural areas in the years immediately following emancipation. Formerly enslaved individuals found that freedom came with new challenges involving unfair city ordinances that kept them from advancing. Still, there were opportunities for civic leaders, entrepreneurs, and communities to flourish. Learn how their legacies have left a lasting impact on San Antonio.

A deluxe box lunch from Jason’s Deli can be ordered online at the Historical Society of Helotes website under the Meetings tab. Member cost is $15, guests $18. Order from five menu items.

The meal order is your RSVP. If you are not going to order a meal, but plan to attend, please email [email protected] to RSVP. Reservation/meal order must be made by February 4. Guests who do not order a meal are asked to donate $5 at the door.

This meeting is open to the public.

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