Category: Special Events

November 15, 2019

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution sponsored by Commissioner Larry Johnson to erect two Equal Justice Initiative historical markers to contextualize lynchings in DeKalb County. DeKalb County supports the Remembrance Project Initiative of DeKalb’s chapter of the NAACP, which seeks to recognize and memorialize incidents of racial terrorism perpetrated throughout the […]

February 26, 2019

“As President of Morehouse College, I would like to congratulate Spike Lee on his historic Oscar win,” said Dr. David A. Thomas. “Spike is an outstanding Morehouse Man. His collective work has touched millions of movie audiences around the world. His expertise as a filmmaker and storyteller uplifts the progression of black men and black […]

February 14, 2019

  The DeKalb History Center will host a reception for the opening exhibit, “Deep Roots in DeKalb: The Flat Rock Story of Resilience,” on Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur.  Believed to be one of the oldest African American communities in Georgia, Flat Rock, […]

February 14, 2019

DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson announces “Martin and Music” on Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur. The program features Shakespearian-trained actor Gerald C. Rivers and Broadway performer Charles Holt. The performance sets ablaze the words, the authentic tone, and the life of one of […]

February 8, 2019

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has announced that the Black History Month theme for 2019 is “Black Migrations.”   ASALH selected the theme to educate the public about the movement of people of African descent to new destinations as it recognizes the 400th Commemoration of Africans who arrived […]

February 8, 2019

After serving as a reading volunteer in the Birmingham City, Alabama Schools, Robert Gilmore noticed that the students knew little about the history of Blacks in the United States. In an effort to raise cultural awareness in the classroom, Gilmore decided to improve his own knowledge and took up the hobby of stamp collecting. Stamps, he said, […]

February 8, 2019

  The public is invited to attend DeKalb History Center’s 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration honoring DeKalb’s vibrant and powerful African American political heritage. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m., at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor, 101 E Court Square, Decatur. A host of dynamic presenters, elected politicians, and […]

February 8, 2019

The community is invited to attend a Black History discussion entitled “Black Migrations: New Destinations and New Lives” featuring a historian from Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road. The lecture will chronicle African Americans’ migration footprint during the early 20th century, tracing their steps from the […]

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