If cultural equity is in the air, it finds expression in the chalk dust that will color San Antonio’s downtown streets.
After more than three decades of performances, the festival is a consistent joy for some of the city’s most enthusiastic jazz fans.
Construction crews on Friday began relocating the statue that most City Council members agreed was an out-of-context homage to a bygone era of black slavery.
Councilman Clayton Perry (D10) cast the sole vote against the relocation of a 40-foot tall monument topped by a statue of a Confederate soldier.
More than 130 people gathered at City Hall on Wednesday night to speak in favor or against the proposed removal of a Confederate monument in Travis Park.
Public hearings in front of Council members will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and before the removal item is considered on Thursday just after 9 a.m.
The events in Charlottesville have sparked outrage all over the country and have drawn attention to the debate surrounding Confederate monuments.
“Immediate removal of Confederate monuments is the only morally acceptable course of action in our current national moment.”
About 10 individuals donning assault rifles stood outside Council Chambers as This Is Texas Freedom Force VP Brandon Burkhart addressed Council members.
The rally amassed around 300 demonstrators demanding that the Confederate monument featured in the center of Travis Park remain standing there as it has for the past 118 years.