Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 at 2:00pm
Roswell Roots is a community-wide, month-long festival that honors our diverse community and celebrates Black History Month. Roswell Roots aims to educate, impact, and promote cultural awareness. Programs and events focus on welcoming all community members and offer an opportunity for all ages to engage and participate.
Roswell Roots, celebrating its 22nd year, is made possible by the City of Roswell, Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department, the Roswell Roots Committee and our community partners and vendors.
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Black History in Roswell: Honoring Our Past
The Black history of Roswell, Georgia is rich and complex. This presentation highlights the struggles and triumphs of the African Americans in the Roswell area, beginning with the enslaved people brought from coast by the founding families and ending with the Civil Rights movement. Elaine DeNiro, Archivist for the Roswell Historical Society and City of Roswell, will present original documents pertaining to the area’s Black history. Charles Grogan, Roswell's Black Historian, and Sandra Taylor will share their personal experiences about growing up in a Black neighborhood in Roswell. FREE