Gwinnett Parks & Rec Black History Events
Other 2023 Black History Month events include a free genealogy workshop, a Black history bus tour, and a family story time about Black history trailblazers. Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is also exhibiting the works of local Black artist, Basil Watson, in an exhibit called "My People: The Drawings and Sculptures of Basil Watson" through April 15th, 2023. Watson is known for creating the MLK monument, Hope Moving Forward, located in Atlanta. If you're looking to dig a little deeper, explore the Lawrenceville Heritage Trail. The Heritage Trail follows a series of medallions, each dedicated to the individuals who have made significant contributions to the City of Lawrenceville throughout its 200-year history. Several Black contributors and their families are featured.
Be sure to check our calendar of events for other ways to celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett. You can also support Gwinnett Black owned businesses with our list. If you'd like to head to nearby Atlanta to experience the rich Black history there, check out these places.
BONUS: March 3-4, 2023 head over to Coolray Field in Lawrenceville for the HBCU Classic.