Georgia, and especially the metro Atlanta area including Decatur, was instrumental in the civil rights movement. In an area full of African-American leaders, pioneers and history-makers, there is an abundance of events during this last week of Black History Month 2013.
Below are a few that are worth checking out:
- The DeKalb History Center is honoring four entertainment legends at its sixth annual Black History Month celebration on Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the historic DeKalb County Courthouse. The event is sponsored in part by The Champion Newspaper, the DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau and Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home. Cost is $35. Full details.
- "Mine Eyes Have Seen," a photography exhibit of the 1968 March on Washington by renowned social activist photographer Bob Adelman is on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site visitors center at 450 Auburn Ave. in Atlanta on Feb. 25. Full details.
- The Black History Month Parade, which takes place on Saturday in downtown Atlanta, features marching bands, entertainers, dignitaries, civic groups, non-profits, celebrities, corporate groups, artisitc expressionist, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public. Full details.