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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
 Decade: 1970-1979
[BCMM and KAPE Radio Dispute Documents]
Several correspondences involving KAPE radio, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM). The focus of the documents is a dispute between the BCMM and KAPE, in which the BCMM tried to revoke the broadcaster's license. Also included is KAPE's effort to dismiss the BCMM, a deadline extension by the FCC, and various affidavits made on behalf of the BCMM. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290878/
[BCMM Petition Against KAPE Radio]
Petition put out by the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM) asking for signatures in their fight against KAPE radio. The San Antonio broadcasters have been criticized by the BCMM for adversely representing the needs of the black community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290881/
[Black Coalition on Mass Media Agenda for November Meeting]
November meeting agenda for Black Coalition on Mass Media. Four tasks are listed, and three additional ones have been hand-written at the bottom of the page. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290851/
[Black Coalition on Mass Media July Minutes]
Minutes for a July 1978 meeting of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, a civil rights organization for the betterment of African-American representation in the media. The document contains lists on issues discussed and the names of those present. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290857/
[Black Coalition on Mass Media Minutes - July 16, 1978]
Typed minutes for a July 1978 meeting of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM). It gives information on topics discusses, members in attendance, and other pertinent details. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290893/
[Black Coalition on Mass Media Minutes - March 6, 1974]
Hand-written minutes for a March 1974 meeting of the Black Coalition on Mass Media. Some of the content on the page, however, is difficult to read. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290871/
[Black Coalition on Mass Media Press Statement]
Press statement released by the Black Coalition on Mass Media, a San Antonio civil rights organization with the intent to better how the mass media represents and interacts with the African-American community. The statement explains their basic purpose and goes on to specify a particular grievance with KAPE radio, which they see as exploitative and damaging. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290861/
[Black Coalition on Mass Media Schedule for People's Unity Festival]
Schedule of events for the First Annual People's Unity Festival, spearheaded by the Black Coalition on Mass Media. Two pages provide information on gospels, speakers, and accompanying times. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290853/
[Cheryl Pleasants Receiving Award at Salute to Youth Presentation]
Photograph of Cheryl Pleasants receiving a plaque at the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. She is smiling in the direction of her presenter, an older woman with short curly hair who is handing her the award and shaking her hand. A female speaker can be seen in the back, behind a wooden podium. A fourth person can be seen just to the left of Cheryl, behind a set of curtains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306092/
[Children's Village Program Statement]
Program statement for Children's Village Day Care Center. The statement includes information in regard to center hours, activities, meal service, fees, and holidays. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305816/
[Christmas Party in Domestic Space]
Photograph of an unidentified group of men and women taken candidly during a Christmas party. The party is taking place inside a domestic space, most likely a living room. The people inside are wearing formal attire and variously holding dishes, drinks, or smoking. A small bar can be seen in the back with an assortment of glassware sitting on glass shelves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306073/
[Christmas Place Setting on Long Table]
Photograph of an empty dining room readied for a Christmas party. The table has been set for ten people, with four chairs on each side and one on each corner of the table. A formal place setting has been arranged, which includes glasses, a centerpiece, and silverware, but no plates. On two of the visible walls, curtains have been pulled back to reveal the sheer curtain lining, all of which is under a dark red pelmet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306069/
[Christmas Tree and Decorated Fireplace]
Photograph of an empty domestic space readied for a Christmas party. Alongside living room furniture, a fireplace has been decorated with wreaths, ribbons, and stockings. A large Christmas tree is to the right, covered in red and gold garland, figurines, and a white dove that sits at the very top. The corner of a table and its chairs can be seen on the far left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306063/
[Domestic Space Readied for Christmas Party]
Photograph of an empty domestic space decorated for an upcoming Christmas celebration. Christmas wreaths, colors, poinsettias, a mistletoe, and utensils have been put out for the event, which appears to be taken place in a living room. Wood siding has been applied to the entire household and a light-colored carpet lines the floors. A small bar with several wine glasses on its mirrored shelves can be seen in the corner to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306055/
[Drawing and flowchart for Umbrella Focus and Creative Arts Programs]
Umbrella flowchart for the San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. The flowchart is drawn by hand and focuses attention on creative arts programs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305813/
[Easter Sunday Invitation from Black Coalition on Mass Media]
Invitation sent out by the Black Coalition on Mass Media for an Easter Sunday event to be held at Pittman Sullivan Park. The invitation was sent out to church groups which may have been interested in participating and setting up concession booths after a nominal fee was paid. Contact Information for the Coalition is given at the bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290856/
[Eastside Investigative Program Proposal]
Tentative proposal for the Eastside Legal Investigative Program, a project to gather and collect resources to help black men and women in case of criminal offenses; particularly, when they have been wrongly accused. The plan outlines functions, structure, fiscal issues, client legibility, and more. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290931/
[Expectations of Children's Village Day Care Center]
Document exploring the policies and philosophies of Children's Village Day Care Center. Children's Village was supported by The Umbrella Project, a program which focused on alleviating mental health issues through various means. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305817/
Financial Statement for Western Area Expenses - June-July 1973]
Handwritten expense report submitted to the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. by their delegate to the Western Area Conference, which was held from June 29-July 1, 1973. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305156/
[First Annual People's Festival Schedule of Events]
Tentative schedule for the First Annual People's Unity Festival. The event was spearheaded by the Black Coalition on Mass Media, and took place during Easter Sunday at Pittman-Sullivan park. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290867/
[First Annual People's Unity Festival Promotional Material]
Announcement for the First Annual People's Unity Festival, an Easter event taking place at Pittman-Sullivan Park. Document mentions activities, food, and music groups that will be present. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290858/
[Grace Roy Receiving Award at Salute to Youth Presentation]
Photograph of Grace Roy receiving a plaque at the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. She is smiling and looking at the camera while holding her Young Achiever Award with both hands. Her presenter, an older woman wearing a jacket and a carnation pinned to her chest, is also holding the plaque and facing the camera. A wooden podium and tall curtains can be seen behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306090/
[Grace Roy Receiving Award from Presenter at Salute to Youth Presentation]
Photograph of a young woman identified as Grace Roy receiving a plaque at the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. She is smiling in the direction of her presenter, an older woman with short curly hair who is handing her the award and shaking her hand. On this particular occasion, Cheryl received the Young Achiever Award. A wooden podium and sets of curtains can be seen in the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306094/
HemisFair -- 1978
Speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65824/
[Letter from Alma Inge to Edwina Murphy and Members of the San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Inc. - February 8, 1976]
Letter from Alma Inge to Edwina Murphy and members of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. announcing that she will retire from active chapter membership to alumnae status. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305466/
[Letter from Alyce P. Bledsoe to Chapter Chairperson, Freedom and the Arts - March 5, 1979]
Letter from Alyce P. Bledsoe to Links' chapter chairpersons for Freedom and the Arts in the western United States. She would like to receive annual reports of chapter activities soon. Also, they have chosen this year's theme for Freedom and the Arts: "The Arts Are Where You Are." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305574/
[Letter from Angus Cockrell to Edwina Murphy - October 13, 1976]
Letter from Angus Cockrell to Edwina Murphy, referred to here as Mrs. John B. Murphy. Cockrell sends his thanks to Murphy and the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for their donation to The Children's Hospital Foundation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305469/
[Letter from Belle Smith to John B. Murphy - March 9, 1976]
Letter from Belle Smith to John B. Murphy requesting the participation of Murphy's organization in a voter registration drive. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305467/
[Letter from Bilger & Blair to William B. Ray - July 3, 1974]
Letter from Bilger & Blair, attorneys at law, to William B. Ray, chief of the complaints and compliance division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although only one page of the letter has been provided, it would appear that the attorneys are explaining a miscommunication that occurred between members of the Black Coalition on Mass Media and the KAPE radio sales manager - Franklin Collins. He did not provide a copy of a renewal application because he did not know it was available. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290887/
[Letter from Carl Richardson and Mario Salas - May 31, 1971]
Letter from Carlos Richardson and Mario Marcel Salas of the Student National Coordinating Committee to Bishop O. Eugene Slater and other members of the Christian community. They write to propose a number of possible philanthropic and charitable solutions that their churches may use to help San Antonio's impoverished residents. It includes the establishment of legal defense funds and transportation to those on welfare, among others. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290953/
[Letter from Dorothy I. Height to Edwina Murphy - April 1977]
Letter from Dorothy I. Height to Edwina Murphy, referred to here as Mrs. John B. Murphy. Height would like the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to participate in a tea and fundraising event for the National Council of Negro Women. Includes a blank registration form. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305470/
[Letter from Drew S. Days to OUED Members - August 29, 1979]
Letter from Drew S. Days III, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, to John H. Sanders, Mario Marcel Salas, and Rick Green of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The letter is in reply to their allegation of fraud in the trial of Webb Boyd, whose murder was believed to have been racially motivated. Mr. Days assures them that correct action will be taken if their allegations are found to be true. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290920/
[Letter from Emerson Marcee to Mrs. O. C. Booker - December 6, 1976]
Letter from Emerson Marcee, president of the San Antonio branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to Mrs. O. C. Booker for the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. He writes to thank her for a charitable duration of nine hundred dollars for an unspecified crisis in Mississippi. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305776/
[Letter from Etta W. Culmer to Edwina Murphy - 1976-04-29]
Letter from Etta W. Culmer to Edwina Murphy regarding chapter dues. Culmer thanks the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for paying their chapter dues. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305471/
[Letter from Finnis E. Jolly to Thomas E. Huebner - August 22, 1979]
Letter from Finnis E. Jolly, area manager of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to Thomas E. Huebner, city manager of San Antonio. Jolly's letter is in response to some of Huebner's questions, as well as a reminder that funds given to the Barbara Jordan Community Center must be reimbursed because of its low priority; otherwise, Jolly will take the proper course of action. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290919/
[Letter from John H. Sanders and Mario Marcel Salas to Benjamin Hooks - 1979]
Letter from John H. Sanders and Mario Marcel Salas of Organizations United for Eastside Development to Benjamin Hooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). They are writing to request that a member of the national board - S. L. Deckard - be expelled for his support of Fred Semaan. An attorney by trade, Mr. Semaan provided the defense for two security guards charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Webb Eugene Boyd, whose murder was seen by many members of the San Antonio community as racially motivated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290909/
[Letter from John H. Sanders to Henry B. Gonzalez - July 13, 1979]
Letter from John H. Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED), to congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. The letter was written as a follow-up, and as a request for help, after Sanders met Gonzalez in Washington D. C. over problems brewing in the San Antonio community. It would seem that the City Manager and members of its staff made concerted efforts to undermine urban development, community centers, and other services that would have been beneficial to San Antonio's marginalized ethnic communities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290918/
[Letter from Julia B. Smith to Western Area Chapter Presidents - March 4, 1974]
Letter from Julia B. Smith to chapter presidents of The Links, Inc. in the western United States asking chapters to poll their members about a possible increase in member fees to finance round-trip transportation for area directors to Washington, D.C. Smith is opposed to the fee increase because she believes the Links' national treasury should pay for the transportation from its fund balance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305573/
[Letter from Julia Brogdan Purnell to Links - December 1978]
Letter from Julia Brogdan Purnell to members of The Links, Inc. Purnell is thankful for members' contributions, and, in that vein, she is sharing a brief article from The Morning Advocate, a Baton Rouge newspaper, about the recent philanthropic activities of Links. Also includes a photocopy of the article. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305592/
[Letter from Lou Nelle Sutton to Vernis Hudgins - 1979-03]
Letter from Texas State Representative Lou Nelle Sutton to Vernis Hudgins, referred to here as Mrs. W. A. Hudgins. Sutton would like Hudgins and other members of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to attend a community meeting with the goal of developing a platform of issues important to African-Americans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305473/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas - March 11, 1975]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to the president of an unidentified organization. He is writing to invite the president to speak at an event taking place at Pittman-Sullivan Park during Easter Sunday, where, along with other members of the BCMM, he plans on rallying support for various local issues. Among them is a dispute with KAPE radio, which has been criticized for lacking programming that adequately represents the black community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290890/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Center Atkins]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Center Atkins of KAPE radio. According to Mr. Salas, requests for an invitation and prior correspondences have gone unanswered, and the lack of concern has left him no choice but to file a report with the Federal Communications Commission(FCC). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290855/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Complaints Division of the FCC - April 23, 1979]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to the complaints and compliance division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It seems that, after buying a political advertisement to air on KAPE radio, the BCMM's ad was pulled from the air by the station when an official from the FCC ruled it to be a personal attack. The letter Mr. Salas sends is to inquire about the validity of the ruling, if such a ruling even occurred. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290874/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to David Honig - October 20, 1975]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to David Honig, research analyst at the National Black Media Coalition. He is writing to ask for advice concerning an ongoing conflict with KAPE radio, a San Antonio radio station that was heavily criticized by the BCMM for its treatment of the African-American community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290864/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Emerson Marcee - March 12, 1975]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to Emerson Marcee, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He requests the opportunity to make a presentation to the NAACP, so that the BCMM may receive support for their ongoing dispute with KAPE radio, which they have consistently criticized for discrediting the African-American community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290884/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to KSAT Television - May 3, 1979]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to KSAT Television. He writes to complain to the television station about a Bugs Bunny cartoon that was aired in which various racial slurs were used towards Japanese people. He hopes the airing was a mistake and an oversight on the part of the television station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290875/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Members of the TMCLC - January 28, 1975]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to members of the Texas Ministers and Citizens Leadership Council. He sends them a packet of information regarding a dispute between his organization - the BCMM - and KAPE radio. In the rest of the letter he writes about the struggle to correct the instruments of oppression endured by the black community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290879/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Mr. Moreno - July 12, 1978]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to Mr. Moreno of the Booker T. Washington Foundation. He writes to thank him for a packet he sent, and for further help in organizing a model ordinance and perhaps even a representative to help with some negotiations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290877/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Phil Watson - June 11, 1978]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Black Coalition on Mass Media to Phil Watson. He writes requesting that Mr. Watson evaluate an ordinance put out by the city of San Antonio regarding the UA-Columbia franchise, a cable television provider that was seeking business in the area. He also requested that one of Mr. Watson's people look over his own approach to the franchise before a hearing was to take place; presumably, Mr. Salas had concerns about the company coming to San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290849/
[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Reverend Claude Black - March 10, 1975]
Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to Reverend Claude W. Black of Mount Zion First Baptist Church. He writes about the struggle to correct the instruments of oppression endured by the black community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290880/
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