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.
View the full event program here.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The event will be LIVE via Zoom, and will be recorded. The video recording will also be available for ticket holders on Friday, February 12th.
**Ticket sales for live event will close at 9:00 am on 2/11**
Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Melissa Forgey, Executive Director, DeKalb History Center
Tiffany Parks, Board Member, DeKalb History Center
11:10a.m. Lisa Chauntel, Program Singer
11:15a.m. Tamika Strong, Reference archivist of the Georgia Archives
11:35a.m. Winifred Hemphill, President of South-View Cemetery Association
12:00p.m. Breakout Sessions
Johnny Waits, director and curator of Flat Rock Archives
Laurel Wilson, historian of Decatur’s African American heritage
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
Col. & Mrs. John Holley, Ret.
Jim Jarboe, Atlanta Communities Real Estate
The Marlay House
Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer
Steele Program Managers