Roswell Roots Cultural Spotlight Series

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Roswell Roots Cultural Spotlight Series

Roswell Roots Cultural Spotlight Series

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Mimosa Hall (No House Tours) 127 Bulloch Avenue Roswell, GA 30075

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  • 1 hour
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Roswell Roots and Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens present the 2023 Cultural Spotlight Series line-up.

The Cultural Spotlight Series invites authors, artists, storytellers, and community contributors to speak in intimate settings about their experiences and professional skills. Speakers can be local to Metro-Atlanta or be a nationally accredited name.

Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens will be providing lite refreshments and snacks.


Author talk with Birdel Jackson

Thursday February 9

Author and Storyteller Birdel Jackson will discuss his autobiography, Growing Up Donnie & Kaki: the First 18 years, which follows the journey of Birdel and his sister, Carol Ann, through their first 18 years growing up in segregated Memphis Tennessee through the 1940’s and 50’s. Birdel Jackson now resides in Alpharetta, retired from his successful career as a civil engineer. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Graduates of the University of Toledo and the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, Birdel serves as President for the Jackson-Davis Foundation providing engineering scholarships in honor of his grandparents, Gladys Davis Jackson, who attended Spelman College, and Birdel F. Jackson, Sr., who attended Rust and Knoxville Colleges.


Author Talk with Sharon Vines

Thursday, February 16

Author Sharron Vines began her love of literature as a teen when she became an avid reader of romance and suspense novels. She soon began writing poetry and letters , but never dreamed it all would result in her writing a novel of her own. Her talent and passion for writing blossomed into the book, “Artist Wife”, published in 2019. And her second novel, “Grace’s Seasons”, published in 2022. Sharron has a Bachelor and Master of Business Administration Management from American Intercontinental University. Her passions are family, tennis, photography, and mentoring; and, oh yes, communications! She resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia with her artist husband, Roederick Vines.


Artist Talk with Joe Barry Carroll

Thursday, February 26

My View From Seven Feet is NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll’s musing on the perceived mythical qualities of a person standing seven feet tall. Carroll expresses his unique “view” through figurative and abstract paintings that are celebratory, reflective, and hopeful. Each is paired with a short narrative that further conveys the artist’s ruminations on relationships, legacy, success, sports, culture, responsibility, and more. The exhibit is curated by Tara Y. Coyt.


Roswell Roots is a community-wide, month-long festival that honors our diverse community and celebrates Black History Month. Roswell Roots aims to educate, impact, and promote cultural awareness. Programs and events focus on welcoming all community members and offers an opportunity for all ages to engage and participate.

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Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens mission is to champion sustainable preservation of Mimosa Hall and Gardens, where history and culture engage and uplift community. To support the City to develop and sustain Mimosa for the generations to come. Mimosa Hall was built in 1840 for one of the first families in Roswell.

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