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Illuminating the History of Slave Square

During Illumine we are showcasing just a few of the interesting stories our creative team is shining a light on during this four-day light experience. From 1852, through the late 1860s, African Americans in Atlanta were buried in a segregated…

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Illuminating Oakland’s Original Six Acres

During Illumine we are showcasing just a few of the interesting stories our creative team is shining a light on during this four-day light experience. In 1849, the Atlanta City Council recognized that a small burial ground on Peachtree Road…

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A Preview of Illumine 2019

Historic Oakland Cemetery’s abundance of history, sculpture, and gardens will be featured in a new light this year as guests experience Illumine, an immersive self-guided after-dark experience. Taking place over four nights from May 9 through May 12, Illumine will…

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Illumine 2019 F.A.Qs

What time is Illumine? Entrance to Oakland Cemetery for Illumine 2019 begins at 7:00 p.m. Last entrance is at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday,  May 9 and Sunday, May 12 and at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May…

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