The Alamo


Join the Harvard Club of San Antonio on Wednesday, October 21, at 5:30pm for:

Exploring the Role of Slavery

in the Settlement of Texas

and in the Texas Revolution

An On-line Conversation with Sherry Kafka Wagner, Former Loeb Fellow, Harvard University

In 1829 Mexico abolished slavery, granting an exception for Texas until 1830 when the Mexican government made the importation of slaves illegal.  The issue of slavery played an important role in the Texas Revolution.  Bowie was a slave trader, Travis took an active role in efforts to return escaped slaves back into slavery, and Austin promoted slavery for economic benefit.  An important factor in the Texas fight for independence has been glossed over.   


About Sherry Kafka Wagner: For more than thirty years, Ms. Wagner’s work has been the designing and delivery of experiences for people---experiences designed to communicate effectively to a diverse and wide audience.  With an emphasis on strategic planning, design and effective organization, she has collaborated on projects in visitor attractions (museums, aquariums, visitor centers) and urban design (with an emphasis on the design of parks, public spaces, museums, aquariums) as well as projects in architecture, education, publications and audio/visual media including film and television. She has a strong interest in creative development for children as well as for life-long learners.  Ms. Wagner has worked with many institutions, ranging from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of American History to the Children’s Creativity Center in San Francisco.  For Kuwait’s New Scientific Center, she developed its Discovery Center. 


Educated at Baylor University and the University of Iowa, Ms. Wagner has been Artist-in-Residence in the School of Environmental Design at Texas A & M University, and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.  She has numerous publications to her credit (including a novel, a play and three children's books).  Her 1966 novel, Hannah Jackson, is being republished this November by TCU Press as part of its Texas Traditions series.


When: Wednesday, October 21, 5:30pm-6:30pm


Where: Harvard Club of San Antonio Zoom Link


Meeting ID: 880 7701 5206

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I look forward to deepening our knowledge of Texas history together on October 21!


Ed Tijerina


Harvard Club of San Antonio