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Volunteer Voices: An Interview with Walt Haber

Oakland Cemetery relies on the incredible energy, dedication, and generosity of over two hundred volunteers. Working in the gardens, giving tours, staffing the Visitor Center, or giving countless hours at special and private events, Oakland volunteers never fail to amaze…

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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: Stephen B. Oatman

This is part five of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. Born in Pownal, Vermont, Stephen B. Oatman followed his eldest brother to Tennessee in the…

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Resident Spotlight: Marie Woolfolk Taylor

This is part three of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. The daughter of two Atlanta University professors, Marie Antoinette Woolfolk Taylor was a life-long champion…

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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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