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Coming up today (2/9) at noon.   RSVP here >>> https://bit.ly/SD101FebSan Diego History Center is offering a virtual les...
02/09/2021
Things to Do in San Diego at a Distance in February

Coming up today (2/9) at noon. RSVP here >>> https://bit.ly/SD101Feb

San Diego History Center is offering a virtual lesson on our city’s favorite park, showing how what began as wild scrubland has evolved into the cultural center we love today. From the colorful botany to the 17 museums, the famed park has made a name for itself ever since it came to life in 1868. This presentation by Barry Goldlust covers the park’s must-see attractions and its lesser-known charms.

The can’t-miss virtual and socially distanced events to attend throughout the month

#28daysofblacksandiegohistory Thank you for the partnership, Museum of Us#hoteldouglas#celebrateblackhistoryandheritage#...
02/09/2021

#28daysofblacksandiegohistory

Thank you for the partnership, Museum of Us

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This #BlackHistoryMonth, we're sharing bits of our California Tower Tour, which highlights the diverse histories of San Diego's communities, and the strength in their resilience.

Pictured here are performers at the Douglas Hotel, one of the few desegregated places of lodging and entertainment at the time (1935). The Downtown San Diego hotel would draw famous Black musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday as they performed at the Creole Palace Nightclub.

You can learn more about San Diego's Black History & Heritage from the San Diego History Center's digital exhibit: bit.ly/SDHCCelebrate

#28daysofblacksandiegohistory Thank you for the partnership, San Diego Museum Council#celebrateblackhistoryandheritage#s...
02/09/2021

#28daysofblacksandiegohistory

Thank you for the partnership, San Diego Museum Council

#celebrateblackhistoryandheritage
#sandiegoblackhistory
#blackhistorymonth
#sandiegohistory

Honor Black History month by experiencing the new digital exhibit, "Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage" at the San Diego History Center. You can also contribute to the community-sourced Black history timeline by submitting facts, milestones and photos that celebrate someone you know who has helped San Diego thrive. #sdmuseummonth

https://sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/celebratesd_blackhistoryheritage/

A great honor for a Black San Diego State graduate and community leader Davis was selected as an honorary captain for th...
02/07/2021
San Diego State University

A great honor for a Black San Diego State graduate and community leader

Davis was selected as an honorary captain for the upcoming Super Bowl for work in the community.

Davis played four seasons with the Aztecs (2003-06) under legendary head coach Steve Fisher and served as a team captain on the 2005-06 squad that posted a 24-9 overall record and captured the Mountain West regular season and tournament titles.

Davis, who currently works as the retention coordinator for the VIP Scholars program at University of California, Los Angeles, will be joined on the field at Raymond James Stadium by nurse manager Suzie Dornier of Tampa, Florida, and Marine Corps veteran James Martin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

All three individuals were chosen for their work in the community.

#28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory

Tune in to see former San Diego State Men's Basketball player Trimaine Davis participate in the coin toss before the kickoff at Super Bowl LV today. 🏈

Read more about his selection as an Honorary Captain for Super Bowl LV: https://bit.ly/3pVipin

#28DaysofSanDiegoBlackHistoryCELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage1886: The Colored Voters Political Club is est...
02/07/2021
Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage - San Diego History Center | San Diego, CA | Our City, Our Story

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CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage
1886: The Colored Voters Political Club is established.

The Colored Voters Political Club was the first Black political club in San Diego. Between 1885 and 1990, San Diego’s Black population rose dramatically, though it was still less than 1 percent of the population. With this increase in numbers, Black San Diegans came together to form groups in which they could share and express themselves in ways which were not permitted in a predominately White setting.

For more information on Black history in San Diego and to participate in Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage at the San Diego History Center, go to: http://bit.ly/SDCELFB

In honor of Black History Month, the Union-Tribune has partnered with the San Diego History Center to present items each day in February on local Black history.

The San Diego History Center tells the diverse story of our region – past, present and future – educating and enriching our community, preserving our history and fostering civic pride.

02/06/2021
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CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage
1880
A total of 55 Black Americans reside in San Diego County.
These residents were predominantly formerly enslaved people from the South. Sixty percent of this population resided in the backcountry of Julian.
For more information on Black history in San Diego and to participate in Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage at the San Diego History Center, go to https://bit.ly/SDCelSG

In honor of Black History Month, the Union-Tribune has partnered with the San Diego History Center to present items each day in February on local Black history.

On Feb. 6, nationally
1820 - “Mayflower of Liberia” sailed from New York City with 86 Black people. Black population: 1,771,656 (18.4 percent)
1993 - Arthur Ashe died. First African American to win at Wimbledon.
1867 - Robert Tanner Jackson becomes the first African American to receive a degree in dentistry.
Source: Alice Tyler Milton, Lawson State Community College; for more information: blackhistorysalute.com

02/06/2021
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The history of the Black community in #SanDiego is a proud one, and Shelby Gordon has seen and experienced this pride in more ways than one.
#28daysofSanDiegoBlackHistory #CelebrateSanDiego #BlackHistoryMonth #SanDiegoHistory #sandiegohistorycenter

CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage A sneak peak on how these #28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory look in the actual...
02/05/2021

CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage

A sneak peak on how these #28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory look in the actual exhibition space.

It’s a beautiful two-sided lighted display of highlights in Black San Diego history.

For more information and to participate in Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage at the San Diego History Center, go to http://bit.ly/28DaysSOC

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#28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage 1872: America Newton migrates to the Julian ...
02/05/2021

#28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory
CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage
1872: America Newton migrates to the Julian area
America Newton was a formerly enslaved person who arrived from Missouri. In Julian, she made her living as a laundress for local miners.

For more information on Black history in San Diego and to participate in Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage at the San Diego History Center, go to https://bit.ly/SDMAG28

In honor of Black History Month, the Union-Tribune has partnered with the San Diego History Center to present items each day in February on local Black history.

#28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage 1872: America Newton migrates to the Julian ...
02/05/2021

#28DaysofBlackSanDiegoHistory
CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO: Black History & Heritage

1872: America Newton migrates to the Julian area

America Newton was a formerly enslaved person who arrived from Missouri. In Julian, she made her living as a laundress for local miners.

For more information on Black history in San Diego and to participate in Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage at the San Diego History Center, go to http://bit.ly/28DaysSOC

#sandiegoBlackhistory #historicphotos #sandiego #balboapark #blackhistorymonth #BHM #blackhistory #CaliforniaBlackHistory #celebrateBlackHistoryandHeritage

Thank you for the partnership, KPBS
02/05/2021
KPBS

Thank you for the partnership, KPBS

For Black History Month: The San Diego History Center wants to focus on local African American stories with its new online exhibit "Celebrate San Diego: Black History and Heritage."

02/05/2021
KPBS

Always enjoy "San Diego Historic Places" with Miss Elsa.

From the late 1880s through the 1930s, areas of downtown San Diego were home to where Black people lived, worked and entertained. An upcoming episode of "San Diego Historic Places" takes us on a tour of the buildings that embody significant moments in San Diego's Black history.

Watch the full episode on Thursday, February 4 at 9 p.m. on KPBS-TV or stream it on the PBS app.

KPBS is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February.

#santafeclassic #santaferailroad #railphoto #sandiego #sandiegodepot #traindepot #trainstation #railhistory #sandiegohis...
02/05/2021

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A Santa Fe San Diegan posing for a photograph at the namesake city's depot.

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#OnThisDay in 1913, American activist Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. The United States Congress has referred ...
02/05/2021

#OnThisDay in 1913, American activist Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.

The United States Congress has referred to Parks as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement.”
Ms. Parks who had a special relationship with #Mesa College & made several visits to the college in the early 1990s. On Feb. 25, 2010 - The Rosa Parks Memorial Project was unveiled & dedicated as the MTS Rosa Parks Transit Center.
Photo: Library of Congress

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02/04/2021
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1869
FREDERICK COLEMAN, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN, DISCOVERS GOLD IN JULIAN
Frederick Coleman was a rancher who resided with an Indian family in a little valley north of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Coleman had fled the American South for the gold fields of northern California, and then made his way down into the mountainous region of San Diego County. While riding his horse along a creek, Coleman sighted gold, sparking a mini gold rush to the area.
Visit: https://bit.ly/SDHCCelebrate

#28DaysofSanDiegoBlackHistory #CelebrateSanDiego #BlackHistoryAndHeritage1839 Allen Light, an African American mariner, ...
02/03/2021

#28DaysofSanDiegoBlackHistory #CelebrateSanDiego #BlackHistoryAndHeritage
1839 Allen Light, an African American mariner, settles in San Diego and becomes a naturalized Mexican citizen. Light carried sailor protection papers dating from 1827 to maintain his status as a “freeman and citizen of the United States of America.” These papers were discovered in the walls of the Machado Chapel in Old Town in 1948.
Visit: https://bit.ly/SDHCCelebrate

San Diego Magazine feature on the new exhibition "Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage" now open at the San Die...
02/02/2021
10 Historic Milestones of San Diego’s Black Community

San Diego Magazine feature on the new exhibition "Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage" now open at the San Diego History Center.

From the article:
"This .. initiative invites community members to submit facts, milestones, and photos to add to their growing historical collection that honors the Black lives who shaped San Diego. Those who wish to participate can view the exhibit’s web page. There are options to submit local artifacts and historical documents, as well as to nominate a Black hero in your community"

Visit the Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage exhibition page for more information and to submit YOUR history. >>> .http://bit.ly/SDMAG28

The San Diego History Center celebrates these local achievements for Black History Month

San Diego 101 - The History Of Our RegionComing up on February 9 , a discussion on San Diego City's Favorite Park - Balb...
01/21/2021

San Diego 101 - The History Of Our Region

Coming up on February 9 , a discussion on San Diego City's Favorite Park - Balboa Park!

Set aside as City park in 1868, today’s Balboa Park has undergone a multitude of changes in its 150 years. Once a series of mesas filled with native growth, the park now boasts manicured gardens, miles of trails, and world famous museums. In this presentation, learn how the Park has evolved and discover some of its less famous uses.

Date/Time: February 9, 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm

Speaker and bio: Barry Goldlust is a former pharmaceutical researcher and, since 2014, a volunteer docent at the San Diego History Center, and our first graduate of the Community Historian Program. Community Historians are trained volunteers who bring their passion for San Diego history to your community meetings and organizations through informative talks. Our speakers can introduce visitors and tourists to San Diego history or else dive deep into the details of a unique San Diego topic.

RSVP here >> http://bit.ly/SD101Feb

See previous San Diego 101 Sessions on the San Diego History Center YouTube Channel : http://bit.ly/SDHistoryYT

San Diego History Center Seeks Community Contributions for Exhibit Celebrating Local Black Historyhttp://bit.ly/HCCelebr...
01/21/2021
San Diego History Center Seeks Community Contributions for Exhibit Celebrating Local Black History

San Diego History Center Seeks Community Contributions for Exhibit Celebrating Local Black History

http://bit.ly/HCCelebrateKNSD

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With Black History Month just around the corner, the San Diego History Center is seeking contributions from the public for an upcoming project that honors and documents Black history in the county.

The County Administration Center is lit-up in amber tonight to remember the lives lost to COVID-19. #COVIDMemorial
01/20/2021

The County Administration Center is lit-up in amber tonight to remember the lives lost to COVID-19. #COVIDMemorial

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people find themselves amid great periods of social change...
01/18/2021

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people find themselves amid great periods of social change and yet they fail to achieve the new mental outlook, and the new attitudes, that the new situation demands,” King told the audience. “All too many people find themselves sleeping through a revolution. And I am convinced that there is nothing more tragic than to sleep through a revolution.”
Martin Luther King Jr
Presentation at California Western University (now Point Loma Nazarene)
May 29, 1964.
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01/11/2021
He - Literally - Made It Rain... Hear about

Learn more about Charles Hatfield, a Kansas-born cattle rancher turned “Rainmaker” that San Diegans held responsible for the 1916 flood.

This week marks the 105th anniversary of the infamous 1916 Hatfield Flood, one that caused widespread devastation to the burgeoning San Diego region. Locally the flood was attributed to Charles Hatfield, a Kansas born cattle rancher turned “Rainmaker.” In early 1916, rivers and lakes overflowed their banks, bridges were washed out, dams failed, and San Diego again faced its oldest question: too much water, or not enough? Join us for the latest installment of San Diego 101 to learn about this and other flashpoints in San Diego water history.. RSVP for tomorrow's discussion >>> https://bit.ly/JanSD101

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First Virtual San Diego 101 Discussion of 2021Tuesday, January 12, noon-1pm  Topic: Dam the Water and Pray for Rain  The...
01/06/2021

First Virtual San Diego 101 Discussion of 2021
Tuesday, January 12, noon-1pm

Topic: Dam the Water and Pray for Rain
The story of San Diego is inextricably bound up with the story of water; people cannot long survive in a region without access to this most vital resource. This presentation starts with a brief look at how indigenous groups, and early Spanish and Mexican settlers were shaped by water considerations. After California joined the United States, water agencies, plans, and infrastructure blossomed, bringing the presentation into the modern era.

About the Speaker
Barry Goldlust is a former pharmaceutical researcher and, since 2014, a volunteer docent at the San Diego History Center, and our first graduate of the Community Historian Program. Community Historians are trained volunteers who bring their passion for San Diego history to your community meetings and organizations through informative talks. Our speakers can introduce visitors and tourists to San Diego history or else dive deep into the details of a unique San Diego topic.

Link to RSVP: https://bit.ly/JanSD101

Guests will receive a confirmation following registration.

#Congratulations to @toddgloria installed today as the 37th #Mayor of San Diego. He is the first person of color and #LG...
12/11/2020

#Congratulations to @toddgloria installed today as the 37th #Mayor of San Diego. He is the first person of color and #LGBTQ person to become #SanDiego Mayor .

Photo: Todd Gloria

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The San Diego History Center, in partnership with @sandiegouniontribune and #PedimentPublishing, is pleased to present t...
12/09/2020

The San Diego History Center, in partnership with @sandiegouniontribune and #PedimentPublishing, is pleased to present the third hardcover coffee-table book in the series, "San Diego Memories: A Time of Change — The 1960s and 1970s.” 📓

This 176-page hardcover book features baby boomers coming of age, rock ‘n’ roll, environmentalism, civil rights and feminism, the Vietnam War and economic distress, all from the archives of San Diego History Center and the Union-Tribune, plus submissions from the general public to show everyday life during this important time in San Diego history.
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This is a wonderful gift for San Diegans, history buffs and lovers of great photography.
Copy and paste this link to purchase and or the link is in the bio.
https://bit.ly/SDMemoriesIII

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TODAY (12/1) @ 5:30P: Don't miss Roger Showley discuss his new book, San Diego Memories III: A TIME OF CHANGE – The 1960...
12/01/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Giving Tuesday Special Preview: Roger Showley, San Diego Memories III. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

TODAY (12/1) @ 5:30P: Don't miss Roger Showley discuss his new book, San Diego Memories III: A TIME OF CHANGE – The 1960’s and 1970s

Roger Showley will reveal some of the key moments in this period of our community’s past, as America experienced the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, environmentalism and rock n’ roll.

Produced in partnership with the San Diego Union Tribune, and featuring the historic images of both archives, San Diego Memories III is a visually stunning look at this pivotal time in our region’s past. The book also features community memories and photographs submitted by the general public through community scanning events.

Register for the event from the link in the bio OR copy & paste this link >>> https://bit.ly/DEC1GTShowley

Join us for a special preview of San Diego Memories III: A TIME OF CHANGE – The 1960’s and 1970s on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. As part of the San Diego History Center’s GIVING TUESDAY presentation , Roger Showley, author, historian and former San Diego Union Tribune writer will reveal some of ...

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Laura Troiani had her husband, Staff Sergeant Carlo Troiani, murdered in 1984...she was the first woman eligible for the death penalty in 25 years and at the time it was one of the most expensive trials in San Diego County.
54 years ago today a big storm in San Diego caused major flooding and strong winds. Just unearthed--the film from November 6, 1966. Some made the most of it, surfing in the flood on Mission Blvd. in Mission Beach--so So Cal!
I hope someone can help. Back in about 1958, we lived on Sutter Street. There was a Mom and Pop market across the street (I believe it was Sutter Street Market) that had homemade German sausage on Thursdays. If anyone has memories of this (or possibly a photo) I'll be forever grateful!
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For our kids, for ourselves, for the next 10 years. Lets ensure our communities receive the funding they deserve. Respond to the 2020 Census by calling the San Diego Area Census Office at 619-695-5657 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Para nuestros niños, para nosotros, para los proximo diez años. Tenemos que asegurar que nuestras comunidades reciban los fundos que merecen. Responda a el Censo del 2020 llame a la Oficina del Census en San Diego al 619-695-5657. Se habla Español. Lunes a Viernes, 9am-5pm.
Recused this from the scrap yard today ,, 1930's GEORGE HENSLEY SAN DIEGO Band Saw
Great story. A few months ago Pea Hicks visited [CBS 8 - San Diego News](https://www.facebook.com/News8/?ref=gs&__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARA_H8c7xxL_yKw7S9IS8qPNaCnpjnA-0M67FohUzVWZsvSoAhDepDAYJlFDSV7Rjd5oN_s-fPJL0UiQ&fref=gs&dti=975842199100710&hc_location=group). We rifled through bins of random film reels and he graciously digitized all of them--marked and unmarked. The results--a historian's dream come true! The first to be unveiled is never before seen--well not since 1962--is the newsroom in the early 60s. People who worked at the station in the 60s have never seen it--until now.
Free Tuesday Talk at SD History Center about San Diego's African American history by Yvette Porter Moore.
Free Tuesday Talk at the SD History Center! Packed room to hear Yvette Porter Moore speak about San Diego African American history! Yvette pictured with the great Lean Williams, Makena Hayes Gargonnu, Jackie Martin and so many others were in attendance.