Guide to Gwinnett

​Celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. It was first created as a week-long celebration in 1926, and became a month-long celebration in 1976. It takes place in the month of February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

There is a lot to be celebrated in this historic month, including the founding of the NAACP and famous firsts in the African American community. And in Gwinnett, there are several ways you can acknowledge these achievements.

Rise Up! Black History Month Program, Feb 17 @ Discovery High School
This living museum will feature dance, song and acting. The theme is entitled "Rise Up!" in order to embrace the idea of uniting and standing together for the good of all mankind and the contributions to our American culture.

African American Genealogy Workshop, Feb 25 @ Gwinnett County Public Library-Centerville Branch
Join Gwinnett County Public Library and the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. for this free workshop. You'll learn how to get started with this popular hobby.

Black History Month Celebration, Feb 27 @ Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center
At this free event, people can gather for this reception and recap of the month-long celebration. The event will feature performances, speakers and a special presentation.

Black History Month Exhibit, Through Feb 28 @ Centerville Community Center
Enjoy a self-guided visit to this exhibit that celebrates various contributions and accomplishments.

GJAC Exhibit, Through Feb 28 @ Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center
This exhibit displays artifacts, artwork,and cultural displays honoring the African American heritage.

Rising from the Rails, Through Feb 28 @ Southeastern Railway Museum
At this exhibit, you'll see works from artists across the United States that portray the African American experience.

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