Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19 in San Antonio history...

1899
City Attorney Paschal recommends the closing of the old Madre ditch through the city.  At present it only accommodates the streetcar power house as a disposal of its waste water.

1949
Abandonment of their bid for the Arsenal property was scheduled by the board of trustees of San Antonio Junior College in their meeting this afternoon.

1954
The San Antonio City Council votes to ban people of color from city swimming pools, making law of a de facto segregation that had existed for 90-plus years.  To add insult to such a despicable action, the law takes effect on "Juneteenth," the 89th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas.  The law would be repealed two years later, on March 16, 1956.



No comments:

Post a Comment