Special San Antonio: Unsung Stories of Educational Inclusion

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In the history of civil rights struggles within schools, issues of racial integration and bilingual ed figure far more prominently than the effort to make public education accessible to children with disabilities. The May 2019 episode of Hidden Histories explores this largely unsung story as it unfolded throughout South Texas, featuring oral histories of teachers and students who lived through the profound transformations in access to American schools following the 1975 passage of PL 92-142, the Education for all Handicapped Children Act. Former special education teacher and disability rights lawyer Karen Dalglish Seal provides guest commentary.

Originally a part of the city’s Tricentennial arts activities, Hidden Histories is a monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio and surrounding regions an inspiring cultural treasure. Now in its second season, Hidden Histories continues to premiere monthly screenings live in our studio, free of charge. Each screening uncovers important cultural histories of the region by featuring archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; lost documentaries; forgotten narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues.

All episodes can be viewed for free either live at URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78210) or online at https://urban15.org/live-stream/

After each live screening, all episodes are archived online for 24/7 access at http://hiddenhistories.tv/archives

For more information on the series, visit http://hiddenhistories.tv