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Jewish History at Oakland Cemetery

The month of May is a significant time for many Jewish Americans, including myself. In 2006, President George W. Bush designated the month of May as Jewish American Heritage Month. Politicians, including Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Senator…

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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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The Origins of Earth Day

We will celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Earth Day was founded in 1970 to raise awareness for environmental issues and celebrate Mother Earth. But over the years, Earth Day has evolved to become a global celebration that revolves…

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