BOOK LAUNCH: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE
FEBRUARY 4TH, 3:00 PM
In celebration of Black History Month, the Coronado Historical Association and the San Diego History Center invite you to the book launch of Cynthia Hudgins’s memoir, The Other Side of the Fence. This compelling and important work chronicles the life of Cynthia Hudgins, a woman who grew up in Coronado in the 1920s and 1930s and was raised there by her formerly enslaved grandparents, Amos and Annie Hudgins.
Claire Fishback, an author and Cynthia’s granddaughter, has worked diligently to transcribe Cynthia’s manuscript that was left behind after her passing at the age of 93 in 2015. Kevin Ashley, who publishes the Coronado Black History Project blog was instrumental in bringing Cynthia’s story to the public’s attention. Both will attend the launch to share the background and process of publishing Cynthia’s memoir.
This event is free to attend, but RSVP is required. RSVP by using the form below. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Please note this event takes place at the Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118.
Registration is managed by our partner, Coronado Historical Association.