The next general membership meeting of the Coronado Democratic Club will be held on Saturday, November 19, in the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 11 a.m.

Local resident Kevin Ashley will give a brief overview of the early history of the African American community in Coronado, covering the period from 1885 until World War II. Kevin spent the past several years researching the nearly forgotten history of Coronado’s pioneering African American community. He previously shared some of this research on his blog, The Coronado Black History Project. Kevin is currently collaborating with the Coronado Historical Association, the San Diego History Center, and a granddaughter of former Coronado resident Cynthia Hudgins to publish Cynthia Hudgins’ remarkable memoir The Other Side of the Fence: Life on Both Sides of the Color Line. The book is scheduled for release in February of 2023 to coincide with Black History Month. In the spirit of the holiday season, we will also be accepting donations at the meeting for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, a non-profit organization providing food to the hungry in our community. You may bring non-perishable food items to the Winn Room and drop them off between 10:30 a.m. and noon on the 19th.

VOL. 112, NO. 46 - Nov. 16, 2022

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