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"Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City" Documentary Screening SEP 22

Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:00 AM

Join us Sunday September 22, 2019 for a 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 “Walk on the River” will feature very influential people from our community like: Mario Salas Ed Glosson Dr. Rudyard Hilliard 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. 7:00 pm - Movie starts 8:30 pm - Question and Answer session with Producer & Director of the film 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. Celebrating the history and legacy of San Antonio from a very unique perspective, "Walk on the River" is the most popular documentary film in SATX. Here are brief list of accomplishments of this one of a kind film: Featured articles written in “The Express News”, “The Rivard Report”, and “The SA Current” University Screenings at St. Philip’s University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, and San Antonio College The film inspired “The Freedom Black History Bus Tour” Recipients of the 2019 “Courageous Love” Award from The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio Featured on “The Beat: Local Perspectives in the Arts” KLRN Public Television San Antonio Featured on Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” and “Fronteras” Here's what viewers think of the film: ***** "Innovative, Brilliant and Creative are three words that come to mind after watching this documentary.The never before told stories themselves are the best part of this special. Do yourself a favor go out & support this movement!" - Darla Hogan King (Facebook Review) ***** "The film was Amazing. The level of detail concerning the business community and accounts from the elders was phenomenal! I especially liked the showcase of cooks sold Before the screening. I hope this is shown at a museum for tourists. Great work!!!" - Leslie Thompson (Facebook Review) 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 Alamo Drafthouse Park North Time: 7:00 pm Tickets: $12 in advance  $15 at the door Visit our website to learn more- Click HERE http://walkontheriver.com/ For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us. Email: melaneyes3@gmail.com Call: Logic Allah  (210) 560-1733 Thank you for your support!

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