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Top Spots to Celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett

Throughout February there are events and activities all around the county including two activities in Peachtree Corners, a reading relay Feb. 4 at the library and a genealogy workshop at the Hilton Hotel on Feb. 28.


Gwinnett County is celebrating Black History Month with a number of activities.

Here is a list of events throughout the county that will pay homage to African-American history in February.

The list is provided by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, look for additional information on the GCVB's website.

 1. “Black Women in American History and Culture” Exhibit

What: The exhibit is comprised of news articles, magazine clippings and other documentation relating to local Black women’s contributions to American history. 

When: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Feb 1-29

Where: building (75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046).

Cost: Free

For more information, contact the United Ebony Society's website or call 770-822-4046

2.  Local Fraternities and Sororities Volunteer Time

What:  Each Saturday during the month of February members from two organizations, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, as well as some of the youth they mentor, will be reading books at various branches to honor the many contributions and achievements of African Americans, past and present, while promoting literacy in our community. All ages welcome.

When: Various times, every Saturday in February

Where: Various locations and dates listed below

For more information, contact: www.gwinnettpl.org  or 770-978-5154

3. Black History Month Reading Relay, Feb. 4

What: Reading event throughout the county.

When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012

Where:

  • (361 Main Street, Suwanee, GA 30024).
  • (3480 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096)
  • (5570 Spalding Drive, Norcross, GA 30092)

4. Black History Month Reading Relay, Feb. 11

What: Reading event throughout the county.

When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012

Where:

  • Mountain Park Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (1210 Pounds Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047)
  • Norcross Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (6025 Buford Highway, Norcross, GA 30071)
  • (2740 Lenora Church Road, Snellville, GA 30078-3226)

5. Black History Month Reading Relay, Feb. 18

What: Reading event throughout the county.

When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012

Where:

  • (3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville, GA 30039)
  • Grayson Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (700 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA 30017)
  • Lawrenceville Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046)

6. Black History Month Reading Relay, Feb. 25

What: Reading event throughout the county.

When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where:

  • Buford Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (2100 Buford Hwy, Buford, GA 30518)
  • Hamilton Mill Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (3690 Braselton Highway Dacula, GA 30019)
  • Lilburn Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library (788 Hillcrest Road NW
    Lilburn, GA 30047)

7. Akbar Imhotep Storytelling

What: Join storyteller Akbar Imhotep as he weaves fables and songs in celebration of Black History Month. Drums and puppets give life to African folktales! All ages welcome.

When: 3 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2012

Where: (3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville, GA 30039)

For more information, contact: www.gwinnettpl.org or 770-978-5154

8. Second Annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast

What: The breakfast will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of service of King and create an imperative to live out his legacy throughout our homes and our communities. This year’s program during Black History Month will acknowledge and recognize individuals, groups and corporations within the Gwinnett community promoting diversity through leadership, innovation, and community volunteerism.

When: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where: (2750 Pleasant Hill Road Duluth, GA 30096)

For more information, contact: mlkbreakfastinfo@rhokappalambda.org

9. "Holla At Ya Ancestors" Genealogy Workshop

What: Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau and Johnette Brooks of "Holla At Ya Ancestors" present, "How to Honor your African-American Ancestors by Tracing, Documenting, Publishing & Donating Your Family History." Brooks will discuss tips and techniques for conducting African-American genealogical research. Learn  to navigate the United States Census, slaveholder records, family histories and other resources to piece together your family history. Reservations required. Free. Lunch will be served.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: (5993 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30071)

For more information, contact: 770-814-6056 or lmurphy@gcvb.org

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