Macedonia Cemetery Documentaries - THEY WERE HERE

As a collaborative effort with Student Leadership Johns Creek, Mercer University and the Johns Creek Historical Society we worked to receive a generous grant from the Georgia Humanities to produce 4-documentary films about a local cemetery here in our community.  The Macedonia Cemetery is home to about 105 graves of former slaves and their descendants.  The films were completely done by students in our first year program (all 15-17 years old), including filming, researching, script writing, voice over recording and editing the films.  We had our premiere at Johns Creek High School and many dignitaries attended including United States Congresswoman Lucy McBath who gave all the students a Congressional Recognition Certificate for their hard work on this project.  We are so proud of the effort!

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Film 2:

Film 3:

Film 4:

Photos of Event:

Conference Presentation about Project 

March 14, 2022
Fulton County Government and the City of Johns Creek recognized our Macedonia Cemetery students with two proclamations at the Johns Creek city council meeting.

Watch Presentation:

Poorvi Iyer, Northview speaker:

Stella Braune, Centennial speaker:

Nicholas Stone, Chattahoochee speaker

Kate Wilson, Northview speaker