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We Shall Overcome: Free MLK Day Tour
January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This MLK Day, visit historic Oakland Cemetery for an offering of our tour, “We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights.”
“We Shall Overcome” became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but the origin of the song dates back to antebellum days and a spiritual sung by enslaved people, “No More Auction Block for Me.” This tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding, and ordinary, African Americans who fought to overcome the effects of slavery and discrimination to help shape the history of Atlanta.
This tour is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Reserve your spot now!
The tour will start at the Visitors Center & Museum Shop located at the Bell Tower. Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance of the scheduled start time.
Please note that not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please use your discretion when planning your tour visit.