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Free Tuesday Talk: Movers & Shakers of Black San Diego

San Diego has always been a diverse town, even before San Diego became incorporated as a city.  African Americans have contributed to San Diego for more than a century.  This presentation highlights the many African Americans and their contributions to the city of San Diego.

Yvette Porter-Moore is a native Californian who has been conducting genealogy research since 1991 when she successfully found her birth mother, and then in 1994 found her birth father’s side of the family.
Her interest in family research developed over time when her mother requested her assistance in researching her ancestry for a memoir she was writing. This little request led Yvette on a conquest in various cities, counties and states throughout the U.S.
Yvette holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, holds various certificates from the Mid-Western African American Genealogy Institute, has a certificate in forensic genealogy. Yvette earned her Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego. Yvette earned degrees in Human Development and Cross Cultural Studies. She continues her education by attending various genealogy conferences, taking online courses, and attending webinars.
Yvette is the San Diego High School Alumni Association Historian, and a member of the San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group, and founder of the Delilah L. Beasley Historical Society.


Come to the History Center on the second Tuesday of each month for a presentation about our shared history—both popular and obscure—and uncover something new! Join a monthly conversation about San Diego’s untold stories relevant to a changing community.

Free Tuesday Talks are always free with Give Forward admission.


February 11, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States