The United Ebony Society


The Gwinnett County Public Library


Black Lives and Black History Matter Series

LIVE Virtual Authors & Speakers

To participate in these author events, please click here: GCPL Author Programs

Toni Tipton-Martin

DATE: September 6
TIME: 6:30 pm

Toni is an award-winning food and nutrition journalist who uses cultural heritage and cooking for social change. Through her cookbook, Jubilee, she shares the real-life stories of this country’s invisible African American cooks.

Former CDC Director & Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher

DATE: September 7
TIME: 6:30 pm

Former CDC Director and Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, M.D., PhD will discuss his book My Quest for Health Equity which is a vital resource for current and rising leaders.

Chef Todd Richards

DATE: September 9
TIME: 6:00 pm

Chef Richards’ dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, but he doesn’t let his heritage restrain him. Join him as he speaks about his latest cookbook Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes.

Adrian Miller

DATE: September 12
TIME: 6:30 pm

Adrian, who was a special assistant to President Clinton, will speak about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas.


Breaking the Silence: The Life of Lillian Smith

Lillian Smith was one of the first white southern authors to speak out against white supremacy and segregation.

This limited screening will be available from September 20-27, 24 hours per day.

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Previously Recorded Authors & Speakers

The late Congressman John Lewis

Congressman Lewis visited the library in 2016 to speak about his graphic novel trilogy March.

The Hooper Renwick School - A Lawrenceville Legacy

Rubye Neal, Hooper Renwick graduate class of 1956, discusses the history of the first public African American high school in Gwinnett County.

The History of African American Voting

*Coming soon. To watch, please visit the Gwinnett Library YouTube page and click on the Programs for Adults playlist.

GCPL Grayson Branch Manager, Ron Gauthier, will walk you through the past events that lead to the right for African American voting.

Tracing Your African American Roots - A Genealogy Workshop

*Coming soon. To watch, please visit the Gwinnett Library YouTube page and click on the Programs for Adults playlist.

GCPL Mountain Park Supervisory Librarian, Joshua Beasley, gives tips on how to overcome the challenges of tracing African American genealogy.