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The History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a nationally-recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, is celebrated every year on June 19. Discover the history of the holiday and how Historic Oakland Foundation honors the generations of men and women that suffered…

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Lilies, Lilies and More Lilies!

Lily season is here. The buds are already visible atop their tall stems, ready to burst open. The show is fleeting, but it brings a level of beauty few flowers can match. True lilies are members of Liliaceae family and…

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Meet Ayanna Akobundu: Development Coordinator

Meet Historic Oakland Foundation's new development coordinator, Ayanna Akobundu I first discovered Oakland as a freshman at Agnes Scott College. I was immediately drawn into the eclectic history and stories of Oakland and admired the care taken to preserve the…

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Saving Graves is a Family Affair

Historic Oakland Foundation's preservation, restoration, and operations (PRO) team is conducting more family lot improvements than ever these days. These family-funded projects are a crucial part of the Foundation's mission to restore, preserve, enhance, and share at Oakland Cemetery. When…

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