Mission and Vision

Vision Statement

The vision of the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. is to utilize positive actions that continuously educate, engage and collaborate with Gwinnett County residents in order to build a stronger community that embraces the diversity of Gwinnett County.


Mission Statement

The mission of the United Ebony Society Of Gwinnett County Inc., is to make a positive difference in the lives of all residents of Gwinnett County by strengthening and promoting community awareness and involvement. In collaboration with community members, educational leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, and elected political officials, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc., will provide current information on topics that impact and influence the community as a whole. The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. strongly believes that positive change can and will occur through community service, educational outreach, the building of respectful relationships, and by engaging community members in positive, interactive events such as historical celebrations, recognition of community members, seminars, and political forums.


Robbie Susan Moore

September 28, 1942 – July 26, 2008

Co-Founder and Third President 

Robbie Susan Moore was a co-founder of the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County which was created in 1984 several other concerned residents of Gwinnett.  Robbie served as president of the United Ebony Society for 24 years, until her death in 2008.

As President, Robbie was instrumental in getting all cities in Gwinnett County to recognize the third Monday in January as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  To bring the community together in celebration of Dr. King’s life, Robbie established and organized an annual march and program, which still takes place today in Lawrenceville.  The march includes government officials, community activists and volunteers, together with representatives and students from Gwinnett Public School System. Robbie was also the driving force behind The United Ebony Society hosting an annual Black History Display in the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration building during Black History Month each February

Robbie’s history of community involvement began in 1964, when she joined the University of Georgia Extension Service as a teacher’s aide. She organized the Concerned Citizens Group to talk about issues in the community such as voter registration and education.  She was a member of the League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County and worked for many years as a deputy voter registrar.  Robbie was one of the first black poll managers in Gwinnett County.  In 1986, she became the president of the Lawrenceville Middle School PTA. She served as a Boy Scout troop leader and organized the Miss Black Gwinnett pageant for young black girls between the ages of 3 to 18 years old.

Robbie served on the boards of several organizations, including the United Way, the Gwinnett County Board of Education Human Relations Council, the Lawrenceville Housing Authority, the Advisory Board of Gwinnett County Schools, the Executive Board of the Gwinnett chapter of the NAACP, and the Poplar Hill Church Scholarship Program.

Robbie was the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her service.

To honor the memory of Robbie Susan Moore, a new Gwinnett County middle school, named Moore Middle School, opened in August 2011.  The school is located in Lawrenceville where so much of Robbie’s community activism took place.

The United Ebony Society salutes the pioneering spirit of Robbie Susan Moore and is dedicated to continuing in her footsteps serving the residents of Gwinnett County.



President –  Marlene Taylor-Crawford, Ed.S.

Vice President – Dedra Walker-Howard

Secretary – Gwendolyn Wise

Treasurer – Rory Johnson


The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship is a one time-time award for college-bound Gwinnett County Public School seniors who are planning to attend a 2-4 year college or university. One or Two winners will receive $1000 each. Selection is based on participation in a leadership role in community service activities or volunteer work and a commitment to making a difference in the community. The application can be downloaded HERE

To contribute to the Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship or for more information regarding the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc. contact Kelly Herndon, Executive Director of the GCPS Foundation Fund @ 678-301-6077 or visit www.gcps-foundation.org

Join Us

Why the United Ebony Society

In 1984, a group of residents concerned about the greatly publicized fact that

“Gwinnett County was one of the fastest growing counties in the nation,” set out to ensure that as an informed people we would be included in the full progress of the county, and that this growth would make a positive impact on our community.

We believed then, and we believe now, that positive change will only come through positive action; and positive action comes from positive thinking people.

What We Do

In cooperation with the community, educational and religious leaders, commerce and industry leaders, and elected political officials, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc., provides current information on topics that effect and influence our lives through the following means:

  • Historical Celebrations
  • Seminars
  • Political Forums
  • Community Workshops
Major Accomplishments
  • Instrumental in getting all cities in Gwinnett County to recognize the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. Local city government agencies are closed on this day.
  • First organization to host a MLK Day Parade in Gwinnett County on the National Holiday. 2018 marks 18 years in Lawrenceville, GA
  • First organization to host a community Juneteenth Celebration
  • The Gwinnett County Public Schools has named Moore Middle School in honor of Robbie Susan Moore in August 2011.
  • United Ebony Society Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship for college-bound Gwinnett County Public School seniors.
  • Inducted in the Gwinnett County Inaugural Preservation Hall of Month
  • First organization to host an African American Bus Tour in Gwinnett County
  • Recipient of several Proclamations from Gwinnett County Government and Georgia State House
  • Annually Black History Month display at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
Where To Find Us

Check our community calendar for regular updates

How To Join The United Ebony Society

Fill out the application below.  We look forward to you joining us!

2019 Membership Application