DeKalb History Center to host reception for exhibit highlighting African-American slave resettlement  

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The DeKalb History Center and Flat Rock Archives will host a reception for the exhibit, “Deep Roots in DeKalb: the Flatrock Story of Resilience,on Friday, Aug. 24, 7- 8:30 p.m. The reception will be held at the Historic Courthouse, 101 E. Court St. in downtown Decatur.

Organizers say the partnership is monumentally consequential as it will explore and document, in detail, a community in the newly-formed city of Stonecrest that has thrived as one of the oldest African-American slave resettlement areas in America.

The exhibit will officially launch in February 2019.

The reception will include light refreshments, a live oral history with Patsy Moon, and other guest speakers. A video detailing the history of the Flat Rock community will be featured in the “Reclaimed by Nature” Arabia Mountain exhibit. Guests will be able to view a photo gallery preview of the coming exhibit and current exhibits.

The reception is free and open to the public.

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