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DeKalb History Center to Host Black History Month Celebration

The celebration will take place at the historic DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The honorees from 2013 were Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Clarence G. Carter, Jason Lary and Don P. Roberts. PHOTO CREDIT: DeKalb History Center
The honorees from 2013 were Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Clarence G. Carter, Jason Lary and Don P. Roberts. PHOTO CREDIT: DeKalb History Center

by Melissa Forgey

The DeKalb History Center will host its seventh annual Black History Month Celebration by honoring five women for their accomplishments in media and journalism. Awards will be presented to: Rashan Ali, Jennifer Ffrench-Parker, Karyn Greer, the Honorable Steen Miles (retired) and Valerie J. Morgan.  The presenting sponsor for this event is The Champion Newspaper.

Publisher Carolyn Glenn will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event and entertainment will be provided by Agnes Scott senior Carlisa N. Johnson.

The celebration will take place at the historic DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur on Thursday, Feb. 6. The annual event begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes a seated luncheon and entertainment.  Tickets are required and seating is limited.  The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members and sponsorships are still available.

This is always an exciting event where we recognize just some of our current African American leaders who are impacting our local history.  Please join us in celebrating five women who are leaving an enduring legacy for our county.

Ms. Forgey is the DeKalb History Center's executive director.

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