2024 Black History Month Celebration, A Tribute to Black History in DeKalb

February 22, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 Black History Month Celebration – DeKalb History Center

Dr. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr.

A Tribute to Black History in DeKalb Featuring Historian, Author, and Activist Dr. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr.

Join us for our 16th Annual Black History Month Celebration! Dr. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., will provide an exciting retrospective look at DeKalb’s history through the lens of his book African American Life in DeKalb County, 1823 – 1970, published in 1998. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insights, understanding, and an authentic connection to DeKalb County’s rich African American heritage.

Marcia Glenn Hunter, Lithonia’s first Black female mayor, will provide opening remarks.

Our program will include celebratory musical selections from singer Nzinga Benton. Dancer Morgan Harrell, Miss Middle West Georgia, will close the program with a dynamic interpretive dance.

Lunch is included with ticket purchase and will be provided by Phenomenal Foods by Chef Holly.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

DeKalb History Center, 2nd floor

101 East Court Square, Decatur GA 30030



*You do not need physical tickets, your name will be on a list.
*Parking: Metered on-street parking is limited to 2 hours. You can pay for metered parking via Park Mobile App or Machines.
*Parking garages with longer options are plentiful, and can be found on the City of Decatur website (click here).

The closest garage is

One West Court Square

158 W. Ponce De Leon Ave

Decatur, GA 30030

*Public Transportation: We are located 400 feet from the Decatur MARTA stop.

*Handicap Accessibility: Handicap Accessible entrance and elevator are located on the Basement Level of the building.                      Handicap parking is metered street parking located on  East Court Square.

*Event Recording: Event will be recorded and posted on our Youtube channel after the event.


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                              Judge & Mrs. Clarence Seeliger


The Committee to Re-Elect Judge Gregory A. Adams

Agnes Scott College

Mecca Anderson for DeKalb State Court Judge

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance

Steve Bradshaw for DeKalb CEO

City of Brookhaven

Compassionate Atlanta

Debra DeBerry, Clerk of Superior Court

City of Decatur

Decatur Development Authorities

Dunwoody Preservation Trust

Emory Decatur Hospital

Catherine Mullins

New South Associates

Steele Program Managers

The Marlay House


American Baptist Historical Society

Tricia & Walt Drake

Caroline Freeman

Kelly Jordan 

Mike Lehman

Lorraine For DeKalb CEO

Sheriff Melody M. Maddox

Martha Pacini

Pete & Charlotte Pfeiffer

Claudia & Carl Stucke

Harold & Deborah Van Broekhoven

Stephanie Van Parys & Rob Cleveland

DHC Programs: McDonaldDHC Programs: Oglethorpe