History Hub

Welcome to the History Hub at the San Diego History Center!

We’ve created the History Hub to keep you up to date on the San Diego History Center and our locations in historic Balboa Park and the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

This is the place to find the latest information on our exhibitions, public and educational programming and interactive events.

This is the place where you can find our news releases, TV appearances, newspaper and magazine stories. When we make the News, you’ll find it here!

Black History in Photos – The New York Times

May 31, 2011


African-American families have been descending on the San Diego History Center for the last few months, leafing through mid-20th-century photographs of their ancestors and relatives. The History Center owns about 30,000 negatives and prints by Norman Baynard, a self-trained African-American photographer, and is now trying to identify his clients.

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Baynard Photo Exhibit – San Diego Insider, Channel 4SD

Apr 08, 2011

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Photographs Document San Diego’s Black Community – San Diego Union Tribune

Feb 28, 2011

Michael Stetz


Saturday, February 26, 2011


SAN DIEGO — A little boy on a tricycle beams in one of the photographs.


In another, a sailor stands stiffly.


A family is pictured with their car, looking proud and happy, in another.


Simple, everyday images, all. But they’re doing their job. They’re stirring memories.


This is Black History Month, and at the San Diego History Center, in a bit of a coincidence, local African-Americans are taking part in an actual history project.

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