February is Black History Month

Allen Light's Sailor Protection Papers

San Diego Black History:

In 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the end of the Mexican American era, a census was taken of San Diego's population. There were 248 white residents, 483 "converted" Indians 1,550 "wild" Indians, 3 Negroes and 3 Sandwich Islanders.

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