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Virtual Tour: We Shall Overcome

"We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights," a tour led by HOF volunteer Jihan Hurse as part of Oakland Cemetery's Juneteenth 2020 celebration. “We Shall Overcome” became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement of…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Pedaling through the Past

The city of Atlanta is a major transportation hub with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (often called the world‘s busiest) and major interstate highways that connect here and troll motorists with some of the worst traffic in the nation. We have MARTA,…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Love, Victorian Style

This month the Love Stories of Oakland program returns to share stories of love – romantic, platonic, temporary, and eternal – found at Oakland Cemetery.  A cemetery may seem like a strange place to learn about love, but of the…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Happy Birthday, Atlanta!

On December 29, 1847, Georgia governor George W. Towns approved legislation that reincorporated the town of Atlanta as the city of Atlanta. In 2017 Atlanta’s celebrates is 170th birthday! In 1837 a marker was placed near present-day Underground Atlanta to…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Poetry in the Cemetery

by Andrew Fowler, Education Program Intern April is National Poetry Month, and we recognize one form of poetry that can be found throughout Oakland Cemetery – epitaphs. Epitaphs are short inscriptions found on the grave markers of the deceased, and…

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The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

EEvery May, the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans are celebrated during Jewish American Heritage Month. Programs, ceremonies, and activities throughout the month honor the generations of Jewish Americans who enriched our cultural fabric and shaped our nation. You can…

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