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    Breaking of the Chains Monument
    DESCRIPTION: This over-sized sculpture by Melvin Edwards gives striking testament to African Americans’ hard fought path to civil rights. As you approach the monument, read several of Dr. King’s most poignant writings emblazened in foot stones. The tall polished metal sculpture which sumbolizes breaking the chains of bigotry and discrimination in America. This must-visit attraction is located across the street from San Diego Convention Center.
    DAYS & HOURS: dawn to dusk
    ADDRESS: 500 Harbor Drive at Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: city lots
    TRANSIT: Gaslamp Quarter Station

    World Beat Center
    DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1980, it is the only institution in Balboa Park devoted to celebrating indigenous world cultures of the African Diaspora. The venue features a constant stream of special events, music and dance classes during the year.
    ADMISSION: free for standard entry, but modest fees for special events and classes
    DAYS & HOURS: daily 11a-6p, open longer for special events
    ADDRESS: 2100 Park Blvd in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: on premises
    TRANSIT: none
    PHONE: 619-230-1190
    WEBSITE: http://www.worldbeatcenter.org

    African American World History Museum
    DESCRIPTION: The name out front reads, Casa Del Rey Moro. This attractions inside highlight ancient, colonial and contemporary periods of African Diaspora History. The museum places special focus on the inter-relationships defined as African-Spanish-Mexican and African American heritage in San Diego. Call ahead to schedule a group tour.
    ADMISSION: $2 Adults, $1 children
    DAYS & HOURS: daily 10:30a-8p
    ADDRESS: 2471 Congress Street, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: free on premises, plus on street
    TRANSIT: Old Town Transit Center
    PHONE: 619-220-0022
    WEBSITE: http://www.ambers.com

    Malcolm X Library and Performing Arts Center
    DESCRIPTION: Named in honor of the slain human rights leader, Malcolm X, this tremendous public resource greets you with a statue of Brother Malcolm; Dr. Betty Shabazz attended the unvieling on the statue; browse books magazines and newspapers that are common to the African Diaspora experience; the African American Genealogy section is of particularly noteworthy; access e-mail or watch a video in the Multimedia/Computer lab; wander around displays by local artists
    DAYS & HOURS: Mon & Wed 12p-8p; Tue & Thu-Sat 9:30a-5:30p; Sun 1p-5p
    ADDRESS: 5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: on premises
    TRANSIT: Euclid Avenue Station
    PHONE: 619-527-3405
    WEBSITE: http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/locations

    African American Writers and Artists
    DESCRIPTION: A noteworthy guild to expose local literary and artistic talent; call for calendar of artistic events at various venues in the city
    ADMISSION: free to join
    DAYS & HOURS: meetings every 2nd Sunday of the month at 2pm at Malcolm X Library
    ADDRESS: 5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: on premises
    TRANSIT: Euclid Avenue Station
    PHONE: 619-264-5015
    WEBSITE: http://www.charityadvantage.com/aawasd

    Tubman-Chavez Center
    DESCRIPTION: Named in honor of the Underground Railroad heroine, Harriet Tubman and international labor rights activist, Caesar Chavez; although the center is a focal point for many community events, it also features a small African American art collection; located across from Market Creek Plaza
    ADMISSION: free
    DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-7p; Sat 12p-4p
    ADDRESS: 415 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: on premises
    TRANSIT: Euclid Avenue Trolley Station
    PHONE: 619-263-4772
    WEBSITE: http://www.cncsandiego.org/html/TC_overview.html

    San Diego Black Ensemble Theater
    DESCRIPTION: Home offices for a professional theater group that performs at various venues around town
    ADMISSION: $15 typical
    DAYS & HOURS: performances vary
    ADDRESS: 4143 Cleveland Ave, Suite A, San Diego, CA MAP
    PARKING: on street
    TRANSIT: none
    PHONE: none
    WEBSITE: http://www.sdbet.org