African-American Life in DeKalb County: 1823-1970

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Within these pages, discover little-known facts about the county's past residents, including Bukumbo, the young girl who was brought from Africa to Decatur to serve as a nurse, who quickly became a beloved member of the family and died only a short while later. Learn about the great impact that the Clark and Oliver families had on Decatur, and view famous sections and landmarks of the county, including Lithonia, Ellenwood, StoneMountain, Doraville, Tucker, Chamblee, Clarkston, Lynwood Park, Scottdale, and South DeKalb. Whether one is well acquainted with the county's rich heritage or a newcomer just becoming familiar with the people and places that make up the county's history, African-American Life in DeKalb County: 1823–1970 offers something for everyone.
ISBN: 9780738500348
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
DeKalb County, Georgia, is much more than just another of the suburban areas around the city of Atlanta. African Americans have long lived, worked, played, and worshiped in the area. In African-American Life in DeKalb County: 1823–1970, Herman “Skip” Mason Jr., author, professor, and historian, has compiled a lovingly crafted look at the county's rich African-American heritage. With images from the Georgia Department of Archives and History, the DeKalb Historical Society, and his own extensive archives, Mason couples fascinating images with illuminating text to create a unique look at the area and its people.
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