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Oakland Tours in Focus: Lollie Belle Moore Wylie

by Marcy Breffle, Education Coordinator From gospel to hip-hop and blues to indie-rock, Atlanta’s musical roots run wide and deep. The city’s tuneful history is evident at Oakland Cemetery, where musicians of all genres are buried in eternal slumber. One…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

Every 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’ve enriched our national culture. A tour of Cemetery recognizes the…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Epitaph Poetry

by Marcy Breffle, Education Coordinator Walking through Oakland Cemetery, you will notice phrases and statements inscribed on the grave markers of the dead. Funny, somber, uplifting, or tender - these epitaphs both memorialize those who have passed and establish a…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Nellie Peters Black

by Marcy Breffle Education Coordinator Throughout March, we honor the generations of women who have contributed to history and contemporary society during National Women’s History Month. At Oakland Cemetery, we continue this celebration year-round with the “Women of Oakland” special…

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