Macedonia Documentaries Screened
January 27th and February 18th

A large crowd attended the premiere January 27th at Johns Creek High School

"They Were Here" Macedonia Cemetery Four-Part Documentary

February 19, 2022: Two screenings were recently held of the four short films created by Student Leadership Johns Creek students. Each film explores a topic related to the Macedonia Cemetery, a small historic African-American burial ground in Johns Creek, GA.

The Macedonia Cemetery documentaries were first shown January 27th at Johns Creek High School in front of a large audience that included over 2 dozen US, Georgia, county, and city elected officials and dignitaries. The second screening was held February 18th at Mercer University Cecil B. Day Campus to a smaller crowd, but included Mercer University Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, students from each film group, grant team members who guided the film production, and descendants of those buried at the cemetery.

This project was a collaboration with Mercer University Tift College of Education, Student Leadership Johns Creek, and the Johns Creek Historical Society and was funded through a $2500 Georgia Humanities grant.

If you missed the film screening events, below are links to the 4 videos on YouTube.

Film 1: "The History of the Macedonia African Methodist Cemetery during the 19th and 20th Centuries"
Film 2: "The Diverse People of Johns Creek, Georgia"
Film 3: "April Waters and the Importance of Historical Research of the Macedonia African Methodist Cemetery"
Film 4: "The Future of the Preservation and Commemoration of the Macedonia African Methodist Cemetery"

Read more about the team that collaborated to obtain the Georgia Humanities grant and guided the students in the production of the documentaries.

Read the Johns Creek Herald article covering the January 27 premiere.