Historic Sites

Military Monday: Meet Lucious Sanders
Apr 19, 2021
Military Monday: Meet Lucious Sanders

It’s Military Monday, day 3 of National Park Week 2021! We’re highlighting one of Lithonia, Georgia’s important local leaders: a veteran, civil rights activist, and community...

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Lucious Sanders: A Lithonia Leader
Feb 12, 2021
Lucious Sanders: A Lithonia Leader

A veteran, civil rights activist, and community organizer, Lucious Sanders made an impact on the City of Lithonia and contributed to national change. After serving in the military in WWII, he...

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Preserving the Bruce Street School
Sep 8, 2020
Preserving the Bruce Street School

The historic Bruce Street School ruins, the remnants of DeKalb County’s first public school for Black students, are undergoing a major renovation that will protect this important site for future...

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The Dentist and the Daredevils
Aug 7, 2020
The Dentist and the Daredevils

The thriving music scene, beauty pageants, stock car races and community events of the Lithonia Speedway and Country Club, located just north of historic downtown Lithonia, were intimately connected...

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Speedway and Stockcars
Aug 3, 2020
Speedway and Stockcars

The roar of engines and the screams of excited fans filled the air at the Lithonia Speedway, a dirt track where drivers raced and people made merry just north of downtown Lithonia. Before the rise of...

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Volunteering at Flat Rock Archives
Jun 25, 2020
Volunteering at Flat Rock Archives

On Juneteenth, we joined Flat Rock Archives Co-Founder and President Johnny Waits for a virtual tour of the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery. Flat Rock is one of the oldest Black communities in Georgia,...

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