Exploring Gwinnett’s Rich Black History: Bus Tours, Exhibits, and Community Impact
Gwinnett was honored with the National Association of Counties Achievement Award for our innovative Black History Bus Tours and Exhibit. As part of the bicentennial festivities in 2018, Gwinnett Community Services collaborated with the United Ebony Society to launch a remarkable series of Black History Bus Tours. These tours aimed to uncover the often-overlooked history and contributions of Black residents who have played a pivotal role in shaping Gwinnett into the vibrant community it is today.
Since its inception, Gwinnett has successfully organized and conducted five enlightening Black History Bus Tours, catering to a total of 183 participants. Covering a distance of 375 miles and encompassing visits to 63 distinct locations, these tours have offered participants an enriching journey through the historical tapestry of our community.
In addition to the tours, the County took another stride by curating captivating displays across 11 community centers. These exhibits celebrated the achievements of Black Gwinnettians who have left indelible marks on our community. During this year’s Black History Month, these exhibits garnered the attention of more than 25,000 visitors, serving as a testament to the lasting impact of these remarkable individuals.
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