An Exploration of African American Heritage in Decatur, Georgia

This is an ongoing project to document and preserve the legacies of historic African Americans in Decatur, Georgia.

Here you will find a collection of stories and images of African Americans in Decatur from 1826 through the 20th century, as well as information about segregated spaces in town, including residential and business communities and the municipal cemetery.

If you would like to contribute your own story or information about your ancestors in Decatur, please use the contact page on this website and I will contact you promptly.

Laurel Wilson, MHP
Historian and curator of Decatur History: An Exploration of African American Heritage in Decatur

*Banner image is a painting by Sylvia Clark

Documentary by Laurel Wilson and William Davis