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February 19, 2010 (San Diego) – Storytelling, the passing down of tales from generation to generation, has kept cultural heritage alive through the ages. In celebration of Black History Month, several black storytellers will give performances this weekend in San Diego and Spring Valley. In addition, Southwestern College hosts a Black History Cultural Day and the Malcolm X Library plans a Jamaican barbecue class—all in San Diego’s eastern regions.


Scroll down for details. In addition, see our calendar for more listings of Black History events including jazz concerts and a Black History Bowl at San Diego State University, as well as details on an appearance by the Buffalo Soldiers at the African American Business Women of Vision breakfast meeting on Friday the 19th.


Saturday, February 20, 1-4:00 pm
Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc. Performance
Third Annual Celebrating Black History
Albertsons-543 Sweetwater RD., Spring Valley 91977
Contact: Dr. Annjennette S. McFarlin,, 619-422-7053.
Tickets: Free admission.
Bring the family. Free gifts. Spelling Bee. Storytelling. Artists, crafts and more.


Sunday, February 21, 2:15 to 2:45pm.
So you want to be a Storyteller” - Award Winning Storyteller and Author, Diane Ferlatte
Community Room-Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, 92114
Contact: Dr. Annjennette S. McFarlin., 619-422-7053.
Tickets: Free. Donations accepted.
Attendees have the opportunity to learn the art of storytelling from one of the top storytellers in the world.


Sunday, February 21, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Award Winning Storyteller and Author, Diane Ferlatte
Community Room-Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue. San Diego, 92114
Contact: Dr. Annjennette S. McFarlin. 619-422-7053.
Tickets: Free Admission
Bring the children! The Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc.. (BSSD) will host world renowned storyteller Diane Ferlatte, an award winning African American storyteller from Oakland, California. Her storytelling CD, Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back was a 2008 Grammy Award Nominee for Children’s Spoken Word. Ferlatte’s CD received the 2008 Storytelling World Winner Award, the American Library Association’s 2007 Notable Children’s Recording Award, the National Parenting Publications Gold Award, the Parent’s Choice 2007 Gold Award and the iParenting Media Award.



Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11 am – 2 pm
Black History Cultural Day, Presented by Southwestern Collect African American Student Union
Student Union Patio (by the Cafeteria), Southwestern College
Info:, 619 421-6700 x 5747, or Club president, (708) 439-0768.
Cost: Attendance is Free, Parking @ $3.00; Vendor booths $50
Enjoy poets, steppers, singers, dancers and vendors at this celebration of Black history


February 24, 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Fargo's BBQ/Jamaican Cuisine’s Chef Elaine’s cooking & hospitality class
Malcolm X Library, Market Street, SD
Contact: Elaine Williams, 619 300-0735,
In honor of Black History Month, Chef Elaine of Fargo's BBQ/Jamaican Cuisine’s is hosting her only free cooking class, The class will be starting on time and we will be out on time, so if you are interested please sign up at the library.
The class is limited to 20 people, so sign up early.


Visit our calendar for many more Black History Month events and other activities. 


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History and Celebrations

Not to take anything away from Black History, the Celebrations or Black History Month, Praise it, Love it, Like it, "Got to have it". But,

Why a whole month ?.

Why is it so profoundly advertised and public when, where are other History Celebrations ? a whole month to boot ? over and above every where you look ?
First residents of America were supposedly Asians where is,
Asian History ? Month?
How about European History ? Month ?
Spanish/Mexican History ? Month ?
American Indian/Indian History ? Month ?
Dutch ? French ? British ?

Cowboy History ?
Western History ?... :)
The list goes on.

Search for "American History Celebration" and see what comes up.
Black this, African That, Celebrate Black History the other, Black History Month etc..

No we do not Celebrate these nor all year long, not as huge a presence as Black History, no one ever wonders why ? or does anything about it.