The History of African American Politics in DeKalb, from Struggle to Transformation
From the venue:
Please join us at this year’s 11th Annual Black History Month celebration of DeKalb County’s vibrant and powerful African American political heritage! Dynamic presenters, elected politicians, and community leaders will educate us about the early days of voter intimidation and how the African American citizenry of DeKalb mobilized to register to vote, to protest, and to destroy Jim Crow laws, despite being fired from jobs, shamed, and even violently attacked. Some of the highlights of the program include the WWI soldier and the concept of the New Negro, the Primus King case, the elimination of the all-white Democratic primary, voter intimidation, the Obama legacy, and how to prepare for future political issues in diverse communities, followed by an original film and soul-stirring music.