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Black History Month celebrated at San Diego's Balboa Park with 'Keepers of the Culture' event 020819

Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 20:43:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art at the San Diego History Center is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing those who have made significant contributions to African-American culture.

The second annual “Keepers of the Culture” event will honor three people for their contributions that have resulted in retaining and expanding African-American culture.

The three honorees – Dajahan Blevins, founder/director of Kuumbafest; Manuelita Brown, artist/sculptor; and Makeda “Dread” Cheatom, founder/director of the World Beat Center in Balboa Park – will host a panel on Saturday, Feb. 9, in which they will “discuss the importance of preserving one’s culture,” museum officials said.

The event is from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the San Diego History Center (1649 El Prado, Suite 3).

While the event is free to the public, an RSVP is required to reserve a space.