African American History Month

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"African Americans and the Vote"

African American History Month brochure

Hattie KingSunday Lecture: "The African American Experience in South Cobb"
Sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library
Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room

Working with a diverse team of researchers, Dr. Marchione conducted an in-depth examination of the black experience in the City of Smyrna and its immediate environs. Dr. Marchione's presentation will furnish a richly detailed, chronological history of the black experience in Smyrna, based on a panoply of newspaper accounts, oral interviews, and census data analysis, accompanied by much new photographic materials.


barracoonBlack History Month Brown Bag Book Discussion
Discussion: Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
Friday, February 14, 2020
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room

Open to the public.
Bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.






little leadersStories of the African American Experience: "Little Leaders"
told by Gloria Stowers

Thursday, February 27
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
All ages

Storyteller Gloria Stowers will highlight the talents, courage, and societal contributions of bold black women during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as depicted in Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison.




paintings-paint-brush-paperCovenant Christian School Student Art Exhibit
Smyrna Library, first floor Reading Room
All Ages

Join the students of Covenant Christian School in celebrating the lives, art, and culture of African American artists. Each grade level was introduced to a different renowned artist or African theme. They were then challenged to create their own work of art based on that inspiration. Come see how truth, goodness, and beauty shine in their creations.


Cropped Black History Month Celebration (002)CITY CELEBRATION
Black Heritage Celebration

Saturday, February 15, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Smyrna Community Center
Speakers and program information to be announced.
Watch for complete details on the city’s social media pages and website.