At the heart of a diverse city like San Antonio, St. Mary’s represents a rich array of ethnicities and cultures. Since its founding in 1852, the University has welcomed all nationalities and religions. St. Mary’s is committed to promoting diversity and honoring all of its influences.
To celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., St. Mary’s brought in speakers, held readings of his speeches, and had a night of spoken word poetry. Students also rode the Rattler Bus to San Antonio’s MLK March, one of the largest in the country.
Before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown vs. the Board of Education declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional in 1954, African-American students had already been attending St. Mary’s for several years.
If you are on campus this month, take a look at the art exhibit at the Louis J. Blume Academic Library for Black History Month. The exhibit runs until February 25.