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Discover Your Heritage with a Special Event: "Finding Your Roots: The Importance of Genealogy"


ATLANTA, Georgia — As we honor Black History Month, AARP Georgia is excited to announce a unique event titled "Finding Your Roots: The Importance of Genealogy" taking place on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. This insightful gathering will be hosted at the prestigious Auburn Avenue Research Library, a beacon of historical significance in Atlanta.

The evening promises a captivating exploration into the value of documenting and safeguarding family history for future generations. Led by distinguished panelists, including Atlanta news legend Monica Pearson as the moderator, attendees will delve into the intricate world of genealogy.

Register today for this informational and impactful event for Black History Month.

Debra Tyler Horton, AARP Georgia State Director, expressed her excitement about the event, emphasizing its importance during Black History Month. "Understanding our roots not only enriches our personal narratives but also contributes to a deeper appreciation of our collective heritage," Tyler Horton remarked.

The event will feature Akosua E. Moore, Lead Genealogist of PBS's "Finding Your Roots," whose expertise will illuminate the diverse tapestry of individual family histories and their broader cultural implications.

Here's a glimpse of the event schedule:

  • 4:00 p.m. AARP Georgia Staff, volunteers, and production team arrive for set-up
  • 5:30 p.m. Registration and reception open
  • 6:00 p.m. Discussion begins in the Auditorium, moderated by Monica Pearson
  • 7:00 p.m. Event concludes

Throughout the evening, attendees will engage with AARP Georgia materials and resources, fostering informative sessions and interactive displays. The Auburn Avenue Research Library serves as an ideal venue for the exploration of ancestral histories, adding depth to the experience.
Kayla Nelson, Project Lead for AARP Georgia, extends a warm invitation to the community. "Join us for an evening of enlightenment, reflection, and celebration," Nelson encouraged. "Together, we will embark on a journey of discovery and understanding."

Join us as we uncover the threads of our shared heritage and celebrate the richness of our past!

For media inquiries, please contact: Nicole Emmett Communications Manager, AARP Georgia Phone: (470) 548-4833 Email:

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