13th Annual Black History Month Celebration

February 11, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Alex Haley, author of Roots, said, “In all of us, there is a hunger to know our heritage and where we come from.”

If you have a burning desire to discover your family heritage, then join us for our exciting 13th Annual Black History Month program. We will celebrate the power of African American genealogy. Our program will start with a musical selection that will set the celebratory mood. Then, presenters will engage the audience with interactive genealogy presentations, and breakout sessions, including riveting stories about some of DeKalb and Atlanta’s oldest African American families.

Tamika Strong, reference archivist of the Georgia Archives
Winifred Hemphill, president of South-View Cemetery Association
Johnny Waits, director and curator of Flat Rock Archives
Laurel Wilson, historian of Decatur’s African American heritage

Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The event will be LIVE via Zoom.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Purchase Tickets

Sponsorships are still available and start at $100. Please contact Melissa Forgey at 404-373-1088, extension 22, for more information on how to support the DeKalb History Center’s Thirteenth Annual Black History Month Celebration.


2021 Guardian Sponsors



2021 Historian Sponsors



2021 Preservationist Sponsors

American Baptist Historical Society

City of Chamblee

Hampton Inn Northlake

Jim Jarboe, Atlanta Communities Real Estate

Michael Lehman

The Marlay House

Catherine Mullins

Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer

Tricia Wynegar