Events and Programs

DHC hosts a wide variety of educational and fun events throughout the year. Please join our e-mail list to get timely updates.

Roots of Friendship: African Americans and Jews in Atlanta, 1900 - 1950

A DeKalb History Center Symposium

Roots of Friendship is a history symposium where you will join author Melissa Fay Greene and other scholars to learn about the unique relationships that formed between the African American and Jewish communities in Atlanta during the first half of the twentieth century. Topics include the immigration of European Jews to Atlanta, the interdependence of these communities, empathy and understanding among communities, the Leo Frank case, Jewish and African American experiences after World War II, and more. Registration includes a buffet lunch.


Additional speakers: Dr. Charissa Threat, (symposium moderator), Ms. Sandy Berman, Ms. Danielle Wiggins, Dr. Jelani Favors (panel moderator), and additional panel participants: Mr. David Goldwasser, Mr. Herschel Greenblat, Ms. Sylvia Clark, Mr. Roy Nesby, Melissa Fay Greene, Sandy Berman, and Danielle Wiggins.

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Advance Tickets: $35/$45 (discount for members of DHC).


Advance Symposium Ticket for DHC Members - $35 each


Advance Symposium Ticket for Non-Member - $45 each




Annual Meeting & Silent Auction

Please join us for a free evening of delicious food, music and drinks while bidding on items donated by generous local businesses. We will have drink tickets available for $3 each.

Hors d' oeuvres by our preferred caterers: 108 B, Avalon, Endive Fine Catering, Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, LowCountry Catering, Oakhurst Market, Soiree Catering & Events, Sun in my Belly, and Zest Atlanta.

Décor or services provided by Spectrum Entertainment & Events and PeachTree Tents and Events.


We will have Bid Numbers for our guests this year to simplify bidding and check-out. If you’d like to register in advance, please call or email Melissa at 404-373-1088 extension 22 or


If you would like to donate to our Silent Auction, please contact Fred Mobley at or call him at (404) 373-1088, extension 23. Join these local businesses and individuals who have already donated:

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, Russell Clayton, Decatur Family YMCA , ELMYRIACHI, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Farm Burger, Historic Oakland Foundation, Home Grown Restaurant , The Imperial Oakhurst , Imperial Events – Sandy Bell, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, L.G. Designs (Laura Smith), Little Shop of Stories, Michael C. Carlos Museum,  Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Natural Body Spa, Nora Tocups – Patent  Attorney,  Pets Playhouse On Ponce, Raging Burrito & Taco, Sq/ft, Thai Chili,  Victory Sandwich, Wahoo!, Wrens Nest

Friday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!