Above: Frederick Douglass’ legacy will be celebrated in Roswell on February 12.
The Rise of Civil Rights Film Series
Saturdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2 p.m. In celebration of Black History Month, Gwinnett Library presents film screenings and discussions on the Civil Rights Movement. A different film will be shown each week: Feb. 3, “Fences”; Feb. 10, “Marshall”; Feb. 17, “Southside with You”; and Feb. 24, “Selma.” All viewings and popcorn are free and open to the public. Gwinnett County Public Library, Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Lawrenceville 30044. Visit gwinnettpl.org for more information.
MOCA GA Presents: The Paul R. Jones Collection from UA
Runs Feb. 10-Apr. 14, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama includes one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-century African American art in the world. Jones donated the 1,700-plus piece collection, valued at more than $10.3 million, to the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama in 2008. An additional 300 works were added in 2013, bringing the total to over 2,000 works. Admission is $8, non-members; $5, students & seniors 65+; free, members, children 6 & under, military and veterans. MOCA GA, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta 30309. More at mocaga.org.
Trace Your Roots: Free African American Genealogy Workshop
Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Learn how to use genealogy databases at the library and tips on how to overcome challenges of tracing African American lineage. Gwinnett County Public Library, Dacula Branch, 265 Dacula Rd., Dacula 30019. Click on gwinnettpl.org to find out more.
A Celebration of Frederick Douglass
Monday, Feb. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Former NBA player for the Atlanta Hawks and sports announcer, Mike Glenn, is bringing Frederick Douglass’ letters and legacy to Roswell. We’ll get a fresh look on this famous abolitionist and significant figure from American history. Brought to you by Friends of Roswell Library as part of Roswell Roots. Free and open to the public. Roswell Branch Library, Community Meeting Room, 115 Norcross St., Roswell 30075. Get more info by calling 770-640-3075 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runs Feb. 15-25. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Presented by Actor’s Theatre of Georgia and Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. Malcolm X has requested a secret meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who visits him in his Harlem hotel suite on the day of Malcolm’s fateful appearance at the Audubon Ballroom. The two men fall into a spirited debate about their differing approaches to improving the lot of the black man in a predominately white society. Tickets are: adults, $30; seniors & military, $25; children 13 & under, $20. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta 30064. Go to theatreinthesquare.net for details and tickets.