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SDHC Seeks Community help for Black History and Heritage Project

San Diego CA— The San Diego History Center is seeking community contributions for their new project, Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage, which will launch in February 2021. This initiative will include both a physical and a digital presence, and the community’s input will also be added to the San Diego History Center’s permanent collection to be shared and studied for generations to come.

The San Diego History Center seeks community crowd-sourced insights, information, and items for Celebrate. In addition to photos, video, audio histories, and physical items, the San Diego History Center is encouraging the community to submit an event, milestone, or memory that should be included on a timeline of the history of Black San Diego and Black San Diegans. These community sourced milestones may be added to a dynamic virtual timeline on the website and displayed at the museum in Balboa Park. See the most current virtual timeline here:  https://sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/celebratesd_blackhistoryheritage/

Submit milestones here: https://form.jotform.com/203175507921150

San Diegans can also nominate a Black hero to be recognized as a pioneer, visionary, champion, inspiration, or leader in the San Diego region. Nominate heroes here: https://form.jotform.com/200576377566162.  These heroes will also be recognized in the exhibition’s virtual experience as well as in displays placed in the physical exhibition.

About The San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center, founded as the San Diego Historical Society in 1928, has always been the catalyst for the preservation and promotion of the history of the San Diego region. The San Diego History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, makes history interesting and fun and seeks to engage audiences of all ages in connecting the past to the present and set the stage for where our community is headed in the future. Through the flagship museum in Balboa Park as well as the Junípero Serra Museum in historic Presidio Park, the San Diego History Center is a place where visitors and locals can discover, discuss, and determine why history matters today.