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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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Cemetery Snaps from Oakland’s Photography Workshop

This spring, photographers of all skill levels participated in a four-part photography workshop. Led by seasoned Oakland professionals, this series explored different photography genres with technical advice and hands-on instruction. Check out a few of the subjects and scenes that…

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Illumine Partner Feature: Cherokee Garden Library

Historic Oakland Foundation has partnered with Atlanta HIstory Center's Cherokee Garden Library for Illumine. In this interview, Cherokee Garden Library Director Staci L. Catron talks about her work at Atlanta History Center, the Library, and its partnership with Historic Oakland…

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Meet the Artists of Illumine 2022

Illumine 2022 will feature the largest roster of artists in the event's history. Their work will engage with many different areas of the cemetery and its complex history, from the high Victorian gardens of the Original Six Acres to the…

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Illumine Artist Feature: Valerie Crisostomo

Illumine 2022 runs April 21-24 and April 28-May 1. In this series, you will have the opportunity to learn about the artists, performers, and floral designers that will bring the cemetery to life with light, texture, and sound over the…

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A Look Back at Illumine 2019

After a two-year hiatus, the celebrated nighttime arts event Illumine returns to light up Oakland Cemetery this year from April 21 to May 1. Over the two-week period, the art, architecture, and verdant splendor of the cemetery’s spring gardens will…

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