Join us for the DeKalb History Center's Tenth Annual Black History Month Celebration.
This year’s powerful Black History Month program will include a soul-stirring, dramatic interpretation that will pay homage to the rich, complex civil rights legacy of rural Georgia, including DeKalb County. It features an equally dynamic panel of community leaders eager to share their personal experiences, and a powerful debut documentary sure to stir the audience to inspiration. Your ticket includes lunch.
Most of DeKalb County was quite rural until the 1960s and 1970s. The county had abundant “vacant” land dotted with small cities. The land had been used agriculturally but after World War II, provided the needed space to locate residential growth while our population boomed. During this time, many parts of DeKalb County were still rural. Places such as southwest DeKalb, Flat Rock, and Lithonia still had unpaved roads, cow pastures, and farmlands! These often overlooked rural treasures can offer us so much valuable knowledge, from the uplifting of strong traditions to the unifying power of reconciling racial injustices.