The three day community celebration starts at 11 o’clock this Thursday morning in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Auditorium.
DeKalb County is the third largest district in the state of Georgia, with more than 13,400 employees and nearly 99,000 students. He is a former Democratic Party’s nominee for the United States Senate is on leave from the Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer law firm,while he is DeKalb’s interim superintendent.
Thurmond is the first non-incumbent African-American to be elected to a statewide office in Georgia when he became Georgia’s Commissioner Of Labor. He spent three terms in the office.
Although he has earned national praise and bipartisan support, he considers the construction of a $250 million school at the historic Roosevelt Institute in Warm for young people with disabilities as his most gratifying achievement.