Oral Histories

The Heritage Area is special not only for its places but also for its people. We are fortunate that so many have shared their personal accounts of living in the heritage area. They have been interviewed by video producers, historians and friends. Their first-hand accounts add a richness to our understanding of the area.  Check back with us soon as we begin to add stories from the archives and from new interviews.

Flat Rock: A Story of Roots and Resilience

Today, the T. A. Bryant, Sr. house sits in a patch of rural land at the very eastern edge of metropolitan Atlanta. This small house and homestead are a key part of DeKalb County’s African-American history: T. A. Bryant was a pivotal figure in the community of Flat Rock. This unassuming homestead – a mix […]