Diverse Cobb-History You Should Know
Join the Marietta Museum of History as it continues its Diverse Cobb series. Diverse Cobb focuses on many facets of local black history with the goal of educating the community on overlooked, difficult, and complex topics. For 2019, we have a variety of programs throughout the year.
Where: The Marietta Museum of History
Dates and Topics:
Marietta native, Michael Thomas, will be discussing the history, stories and importance of Marietta’s historically black neighborhoods.
Monday, Sept. 16th @ 6:30pm–Louisville
Monday, Oct. 14th @ 6:30pm–Baptist Town
Monday, Nov. 18th @ 6:30pm–Liberia/Fort Hill
Cost is $5 per program for not-yet members and Free for Museum Members.
Saturday, February 2nd at 2pm: We Were Here Too: Documenting Black History Through Photographs and Archives.
Presented by Marietta native, Michael Thomas on how images and documents of black America have become suppressed, forgotten and lost in our historic narrative.
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30pm: Evening with History: “Between the Devil and the Deep Sea”: The Freedman’s Bureau at Marietta, Georgia
Presented by historian, Jay Lutz on his research into how Marietta’s Freedman’s Bureau office aided newly freed slaves after the Civil War.
Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm: Unsung Heroes of Cobb County: Black Pilots
A panel discussion presented by the Cobb Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Saturday, April 13th at 2pm: Unsung Heroes of Cobb County: Black Female Pilots
A panel discussion presented by the Cobb Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.