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We Shall Overcome: Free MLK Jr. Day Tour
January 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
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.
Donations are greatly appreciated and will be designated specifically for the ongoing restoration of the African American Burial Grounds.
This tour is light rain or shine. We will cancel if there is inclement weather and all registered attendees will receive an email notification.