February is Black History Month and Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is marking the occasion in schools around the county. School-to-school plans vary but you are sure to see decorated classrooms and hallways, a variety of events and celebrations, and students engaged in Black History Month-related activities that are in line with the school district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Find a list of school events on the district website. Later this month, watch for a gallery of photos from school events.
Families also can find related activities in the community, including the following events for the second half of the month:
Rising from the Rails – A Black History Month Art Exhibition
Sponsor: Southeastern Railway Museum in partnership with the United Ebony Society
Location: 3595 Buford Hwy. in Duluth
Cost: Included with museum admission
Dates: Thursdays-Saturdays through Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gwinnett County Black History Month Display and Reception
Sponsor: Gwinnett County Government in partnership with the United Ebony Society and other organizations
Location: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (1st floor) located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville
Dates: Display through Feb. 28, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., with reception on Feb. 27, 5-8 p.m.
“Community Celebrates the History” – Black History Month Literature Display
Sponsor: Grayson Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library
Location: 700 Grayson Parkway in Grayson
Dates: Display through Feb. 28
“Reflections of Black History” – Black History Month Culture and Heritage Event (stories and games)
Sponsor: Snellville Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with South Gwinnett HS Student Leadership Team
Location: 2740 Lenora Church Road in Snellville
Dates: Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, 1-2 p.m.
“Trace Your Roots” – African American Genealogy Workshop
Sponsor: Centerville Branch of Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with the United Ebony Society
Location: 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville
Date: Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-Noon