Black Cowboys: An American Story Programming

Black Cowboys: An American Story Programming

Black Cowboys: An American Story at the Witte Museum explores the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women and children—enslaved and free—who labored on the ranches of Texas and participated on cattle drives before the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth century.

You are invited to discover Untold Stories in a series of in-depth programming from the Exhibition’s Curators, Scholars and Steering Committee:

  • Saturday, February 5th
    I see myself in the past, I see myself in the future
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ticket: Free with General Admission
    Students from schools around San Antonio will perform dramatized selections and exhibit their own artwork created in response to Black Cowboys: An American Story at the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center.

 

  • Monday, February 28th 
    Untold Stories of the American West
    Ticket: $25
    Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Steering Committee Chair, Aaronetta Pierce, moderates a discussion on Black cowboys and the American West featuring esteemed scholar Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Professor and Chair of the History Department at The University of Texas at Austin and co-curator Ronald W. Davis II, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Monday, March 28th
    Black Cowboys: A Conversation on Restored Legacies
    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Ticket: $25
    Join Deborah Omowale Jarmon, CEO/Director of San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM), in conversation with Lola Kelly Wilcox Moore of the Wilcox Ranch in Seguin and Rosalind Alexander-Kasparik of The Alexander Farm in Pilot Knob, to discuss the restoration of Black ranches and farms in Texas.

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Please visit wittemuseum.org to purchase tickets or call 210.357.1901 for more information.


Black Cowboys: An American Story is presented by Bank of America and generously supported by the John L. Santikos Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, H-E-B and Ed Rachal Foundation.