Black History Makers

Black history continues with your story

Black History Month is a time to recognize and honor the rich history, perspectives, and achievements of the African American community. The commitment to inclusion and diversity is ingrained in our culture and core values, and this month we're celebrating a few of today’s Black History Makers with our colleagues and clients. 

Gerald Ford

Meet today’s black history makers

These individuals are making significant contributions to American life, history, and culture. Read their accomplishments, learn from their trials and triumphs, and celebrate the achievements they’re making today.

Discover events near you

Enjoy a collection of events honoring our shared history, celebrating Black History and culture.

San Diego Events

San Diego History Center – Black History & Heritage Exhibition 
Sponsored by Union Bank 
February 2021 
https://sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/celebratesd_blackhistoryheritage/  

Pan African Film Festival 
Sponsored by Union Bank  
February 28 – March 14, 2021 
https://www.paff.org/  

African-American Women in Film 
February 25th, 2021 
https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=1000092778562177 

Reconciling 1619 and 1776 in American History: The Debate over the Soul of a Nation 
February 25th, 2021 
https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/reconciling-1619-and-1776-american-history-debate-over-soul-nation 

UCSD CFM Honors Black History Month
February 2021
https://blackhistorymonth.ucsd.edu/2021/index.html

UC San Diego's 19th Annual Black History Month Celebration & Scholarship Awards Ceremony
February 26, 2021
https://ucsd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TXwwV630TUOYEUWr_aBlig

NY Times 1619 Project and Why Slavery Matters
February 26, 2021
https://www.sandiego.gov/blackhistorymonth

Black History Trivia
February 25, 2021
https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/BlackHistoryTrivia

Los Angeles Events

22nd Annual Black College Expo   
Sponsored by Union Bank  
February 20, 2021
https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/black-college-expo-california-westcoast 

Pan African Film Festival 
Sponsored by Union Bank 
February 28 – March 14, 2021 
https://www.paff.org/  

Screening: Body and Soul 
February 25, 2021
https://dola.com/events/2021/2/25/screening-body-and-soul-tickets  

Men Of Change: A Healing Circle 
February 27, 2021
https://caamuseum.org/programs/talks-and-workshops/men-of-change-a-healing-circle  

19th annual African-American Festival  
February 27, 2021 
aquariumofpacific.org 

Afro-Latinx Festival – Museum of Latin American Art
February 20-28, 2021  
https://culturela.org/event/afro-latinx-festival/2021-02-15/   

Artist Amy Sherald’s first West Coast solo exhibition
March 20-June 6
https://www.hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/30731-amy-sherald-the-great-american-fact

Ford Digital Festivals: Movement/Matters
February 2021
https://www.theford.com/concerts-and-events/ford-digital-festivals/movement-matters

Santa Ana College Black History Month: Hear Our Song
February 25, 2021
https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/394n3tl

San Francisco Events

The United Negro College Fund Gala
Sponsored by Union Bank  
March 4, 2021
https://uncf.org/event/2021-a-mind-is-virtual-gala-san-francisco  

Pan African Film Festival 
Sponsored by Union Bank  
February 28 – March 14, 2021 
https://www.paff.org/  

Storytime Science for Kids Online: The Color Episode
February 2021  
https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/storytime-science-kids-online-color-episode

Coalition of Black Excellence Week Summit ’21: Thrive Together 
February 24-27, 2021  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cbe-week-2021-tickets-133302462253?aff=  

Tomika Iyalla the Nigerian Queen Presents: Afro Groove 
February 27, 2021  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afro-groove-tickets-133795930229?aff=ebdssbdestsearch  

Call and Response: Intimate Talks with Jazz Icons 
February 28, 2021   
https://www.livingjazz.org/call-response  

African Book Club: ‘Fairytales for Lost Children’ 
February 28, 2021  
https://www.moadsf.org/event/african-book-club-fairytales-for-lost-children-by-diriye-osman/?instance_id=15869  

Public Affairs Forum - African American Historical & Cultural Society 
February 26, 2021
http://www.sfaahcs.org/events.html