Our Local Legacies: An Evening in African American History
Friends of Baptist Hill Cemetery will present "Our Local Legacies: An Evening in African American History" on Wednesday, December 8 at 6 PM at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill (101 S. Debardeleben Street).
The presentations will also be broadcast through Zoom. To receive a link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Baptist Hill Cemetery club is made up of 11 Auburn Junior High School students who have been working hard this past semester learning about Auburn's rich African American history.
They will be presenting on 7 stories and projects including Lt. John Wesley Dunn who was Auburn's first full-time African American Police Officer. Lt. Dunn also started the Toys for Underprivileged Children in Lee County--now known as the Auburn Toy Drive. We encourage you to donate an unwrapped toy in his honor either at the presentation or at another drop off location.
The program is sponsored by Research to Preserve African American Stories and Traditions and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities.
Last Updated: December 08, 2021