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Big Bethel A.M.E. Church and Oakland Cemetery

This Friday and Saturday mark the 89th annual production of Big Bethel A.M.E.’s Heaven Bound musical, which was first performed in 1930 to raise funds for the church following a devastating 1923 fire that forced the congregation to rebuild their…

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Resident Spotlight: Lewis Redwine

This is part seven of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. In 1893 Lewis Redwine shocked the people of Atlanta by masterminding an embezzlement scandal that…

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Resident Spotlight: Richard Peters

This is part six of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. Pennsylvania-born Richard Peters was one of the most dynamic real estate and transportation magnates in…

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Resident Spotlight: Henry Rucker

This is part two of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. Henry Rucker was the seventh of 14 children born to Edward and Betsey Rucker. The…

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Swaptember

Swap the Membership Savings during SWAPtember

Swap the savings during the annual SWAPtember event at 16 metro Atlanta attractions! Show your Historic Oakland Foundation membership card when you visit these participating Atlanta attractions between September 1-30, 2019 and receive $10 off a membership purchase. Or show…

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