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Free Tour: We Shall Overcome
January 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
One event on January 17, 2022 at 1:05 pm
One event on February 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm
One event on February 10, 2022 at 8:00 am
One event on February 15, 2022 at 8:00 am
One event on February 19, 2022 at 8:00 am
One event on February 20, 2022 at 8:00 am
One event on February 26, 2022 at 8:00 am
Join us this January and February for a free, 75-minute guided tour that explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans in Atlanta. Spaces are extremely limited, so we recommend reserving your tickets in advance.
Tours will be offered
- January 17 (1 p.m. and 1:05 p.m.)
- February 6 (1 p.m.)
- February 10 (1 p.m.)
- February 15 (1 p.m.)
- February 19 (1 p.m.)
- February 20 (1 p.m.)
- February 26 (1 p.m.)
About the Tour
“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.
These free tours start outside of the Oakland Bell Tower (at the Visitors Center and Museum Store) at 1:00 PM. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in with the volunteer at the front desk.
Historic Oakland Foundation is committed to following CDC public health guidelines. Masks will be required for all guests to enter the Museum Store. Vaccinated guests can remove their masks during a tour. If an at-risk tour guest is uncomfortable, all tour guests will agree to continue wearing their masks for the duration of the tour to ensure the comfort of all visitors.
Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket. There is designated parking for vehicles with a disability permit behind the Bell Tower Building/Visitors Center. This is the best option for parking as the main entrance is paved with cobblestones, and both the East Gate and Memorial Drive Gate entrances have either a step or curb.
ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.