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Deep Roots in DeKalb: The Flat Rock Story of Resilience (Opening Reception)
Feb 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This exhibit proudly explores the story of Flat Rock as well as the people who called it home. Join the DeKalb History Center and the Flat Rock Archives as we examine the stories and artifacts collected over time from the residents of one of the oldest African American communities in Georgia.
Flat Rock was founded and strengthened by individuals who wanted to ensure the safety and success of African Americans following the aftermath of the Civil War. The community of Flat Rock thrived in part because of the immense communal bond of its citizens as well as the selflessness of its leaders. Theodore A. Bryant, Sr. ensured the development of Flat Rock by purchasing nearby land and distributing it to families in the area. This gesture allowed for the citizens of Flat Rock to build a strong foundation of support as well as ensure the safety and well-being of the community. Despite consistent animosity and prejudice, the people of Flat Rock remained strong, resilient, and together.
Free and open to the public!