Black History Month Celebration

February 13, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

It was the 1920s, the Jazz Age. There were wild parties! And while Al Capone was busy unleashing violence upon Chicago, African Americans in Bible Belt Georgia were fighting racial, social, and political battles, thus transforming America in unexpected ways.

Join the DeKalb History Center as we learn about the Jazz Age in the South from an African American perspective. This informative and entertaining program will include dynamic presentations, the award-winning Georgia State University Jazz Band, and an original documentary detailing this fascinating decade. The Historic DeKalb Courthouse will be transformed musically and visually into a speakeasy. Feel free to wear something that embodies the Roaring Twenties!

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 Twelfth Annual Black History Month Celebration.

Member ticket: $30

General public ticket: $40

*Registration includes a catered buffet lunch.



2020 Historian Sponsors:




Judge Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr.

Steve Henson, State Senate District 41

Mindy Pillow for DeKalb County Superior Court Judge