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Guest Speaker Series

The Impact and Influence of the African American Church in the Life and Legacy of Gwinnett County

Guest Speaker, Gregory L. Bailey, Director of Community and Social Service Ministries for the Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Lilburn; founded by his paternal great-grandparents in 1834, shares his perspective and expertise on the influence and impact of religious sectors on African-American life.

Remembering Gwinnett's Fallen Heroes of World War I

Listen to Gene Ramsay, historian and member of the Atlanta and Gwinnett Historical Societies, Atlanta Preservation Center and The Historic Oakland Cemetery Foundation, discuss the impact of World War I on Gwinnett County and it's veterans.

Gwinnett County Railroads

Listen to Elijah “Eli” Stancel, presenting his lecture on “Gwinnett County Railroads”. Eli has worked over 15 years for Norfolk Southern in various positions such as a conductor, track inspector, and now in training and operations.  He holds a Master's in History and is a noted researcher in Gwinnett history.

Slavery in Gwinnett

Listen to Dr. Michael Gagnon, Associate Professor of History at the Georgia Gwinnett College, as he shares his research and findings both he and his students have transcribed from the slave census from 1850 and beyond and details from Gwinnett slaves and slave owners.

Pre-Gwinnett — The Georgia Frontier

Historian and Gwinnett Historical Society member, Mary Frazier Long, along with guest speaker, Dr. James D'Angelo share some history and facts about 'pre-Gwinnett' and specifically their historical perspective on early settlers and Indians-in-their-midst prior to 1818, with particular attention to Hog Mountain and Fort Daniel.  Dr. D’Angelo, a retired archaeologist, has conducted numerous archaeological surveys of Gwinnett’s cultural resources.

200 Years of Snellville History

Listen to author, James Cofer, present research from his book, “200 years of Snellville History”.  The book took six years to write and has received several awards.  His lecture will cover various aspects of Native American and early settler life as well as advice to prospective authors.  “Jim” is a member of both the Snellville and Gwinnett Historical Societies. 

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