Committed to honoring the stories of sacrifice, resilience, determination, and triumph of African Americans to our collective history and culture, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is working to collect, preserve and share the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio region. The next important step in SAAACAM’s mission will be brought to life with a new Cultural Center planned in the heart of downtown San Antonio.
Working closely with SAAACAM and stakeholders from the community, Overland has collaboratively developed a project mission statement to guide the vision and aspirations of the conceptual designs for the new Cultural Center: The new SAAACAM Cultural Center will embody Black excellence and define Black Space locally and abroad. The building will add to San Antonio’s iconography of freedom by celebrating and preserving the untold stories and artifacts of African Americans in the region. Interaction with the Center’s exhibits and programming will be a remedy for the miseducation of the community’s history and a contribution to the advancement of all people.
The announcement of the project was featured in the San Antonio Report.