KSAT Explains: The Story of Charles Clifton Andrews, Jr.

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is an organization dedicated to making sure the stories of our local Black community are not only told but preserved.

SAAACAM hosts History Harvest events to get people to share their documents, photos, or even their stories in their own words -- oral histories.

In this episode of KSAT Explains, Charles Clifton Andrews, Jr. shares his recollections as part of the History Harvest with SAAACAM.

Andrews’ father was a Black doctor who served patients of all backgrounds. His mother was vital in helping to integrate a high-end local restaurant. Watch his story in the video player above.

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About the Authors:

Myra Arthur is passionate about San Antonio and sharing its stories. She graduated high school in the Alamo City and always wanted to anchor and report in her hometown. Myra anchors KSAT News at 6:00 p.m. and hosts and reports for the streaming show, KSAT Explains. She joined KSAT in 2012 after anchoring and reporting in Waco and Corpus Christi.

Valerie Gomez is lead video editor and graphic artist for KSAT Explains. She began her career in 2014 and has been with KSAT since 2017. She helped create KSAT’s first digital-only newscast in 2018, and her work on KSAT Explains and various specials have earned her a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media and multiple Emmy nominations.