Photos from history: How San Antonio protested during civil rights movement
San Antonio has been here before: Decades following the civil rights movement and farmworker strikes, locals have remained defiant in the face of police brutality, racism and inequality. Images from UTSAs Special Collections, which include stills from the San Antonio Express-News and San Antonio Light, show the citys presence during movements of civil rights and farmworkers. San Antonio civil rights activist arrested in the 1960s supporting ongoing protestsThe integration was one way San Antonio has fought to be welcoming to all, she said. And that movement continues to be an example to hundreds across San Antonio as they focus on addressing racial injustice in the wake of Floyds death. She is also the program director for the Bethel Prevention Coalition that works with African Americans in San Antonio to reduce drug and alcohol abuse.