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Flat Rock Historic Archives Exhibition & Talk w/ Historian Johnny Waits / Kelly Palakshappa

  • Lithonia-Davidson Library 6821 Church Street Lithonia, GA, 30058 United States (map)

Listen to the stories shared by historians who strive to collect and preserve a wide range of archival material, including genealogical records, newspaper articles, photographs, maps, church records, school records, rare books, and tangible artifacts that relate to African-American history in the rural South.


Since 1981, after a childhood of listening to the stories of his elders, Flat Rock native, Johnny Waits developed a vision to preserve the African-American history of the Flat Rock community. It was not until December 2006, that this vision came to fruition when the Flat Rock Archives officially opened to the public.