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.
The RSVP list for this event is full. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call (619) 435-7242.
Important Registration Information: No walk-ins will be admitted.