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Governors of Oakland: John Brown Gordon

Oakland Cemetery is home to many important mayors, celebrities, and public officials. Among these individuals are six governors who today reside inside its hallowed grounds. This blog series will explore these six men: their successes, their failures, and their impact…

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Learning about Juneteenth

The 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation established freedom for those men, women, and children held in bondage in the Confederate states. But, in reality, the proclamation didn’t instantly free any enslaved people. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon…

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth this Weekend

Historic Oakland Foundation is offering several free Juneteenth activities from June 18 to June 30. If you're looking for even more Junetheenth fun, here are some more opportunities for you to celebrate in and around Atlanta. The 10th Annual Juneteenth…

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Governors of Oakland: William J. Northen

Oakland Cemetery is home to many important mayors, celebrities, and public officials. Among these individuals are six governors who today reside inside its hallowed grounds. This blog series will explore these six men: their successes, their failures, and their impact…

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