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FEB. 28: Black History Month Salute to ATL's LGBTQ History


On February 28, 2023, the City of Atlanta's Department of City Planning and Historic Atlanta are sponsoring an informational session at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library to share news of a special LGBTQ+ history project. A panel featuring a current AUC student and an AUC alumnus will immediately follow.

Grounded in the need to diversify Atlanta's portfolio of historic places & spaces, the LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement project is a collaborative effort between the City of Atlanta's Office of Design and Historic Atlanta to research the city’s LGBTQ+ history—including sites, properties, and spaces important to the LGBTQ+ community from 1950 to the present. The Context Statement will serve both as a framework and blueprint for how Atlanta’s diverse LGBTQ+ history is collected, documented, preserved, and interpreted.

During the event, the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning will share information about the LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement project to-date, give information regarding how one might get involved, and highlight future events/programs related to the project. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome; Atlanta University Center students, alumni, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend.

*Masks are encouraged while in the Library.

Limited parking is available in the rear of the AUC Woodruff Library; enter the gate at the intersection of Milton and Parsons Streets, SW, 30314. If full, the Clark Atlanta University visitor parking lot at the intersection of Atlanta Student Movement Way and Mildred Street, SW 30314 may have parking available for a fee.

Sponsored by City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning, Historic Atlanta, and Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

CLICK HERE to register!