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Black Buckhead: Historic African Neighborhoods and Cemeteries in Buckhead
February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This presentation is an exploration of the history of African American neighborhoods which no longer exist in the Buckhead area. All that remains of these neighborhoods are cemeteries that tell a unique and fascinating history.
Dr. La’Neice Littleton is originally from Denver, Colorado and has been living in Atlanta for nearly 15 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities with concentrations in African American Studies and History and a master’s degree in African American Studies from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Following her doctoral studies, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Humanities and African American Life at Clemson University, where she worked on the Call My Name Project and African American Burial Ground at Woodland Cemetery Project. Dr. Littleton has taught multiple courses in Humanities, History, and African American Studies at institutions such as Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Agnes Scott College. She is a member of the National Council for Black Studies and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. As a public historian specializing in community engagement, Dr. Littleton works to provide community members access to gathering and preserving history in a myriad of ways which include museum tours, developing exhibitions, conducting and supporting oral history projects, participating in community-based preservation projects, and conducting community presentations and workshops.