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Immortal Women of Oakland: New Exhibit Opens in the Women’s Comfort Station

A new exhibit has opened in the Women’s Comfort Station, a 1908 restroom and shelter for women during poor weather that now serves as a space for rotating exhibits. The exhibit, Immortal Women of Oakland, explores the stories of six incredible women buried at Oakland Cemetery. The exhibit was developed by Harrison Clark, a Historic Oakland Foundation intern from Georgia State University.

Immortal Women of Oakland showcases six influential women who founded or inspired organizations and initiatives that continue to positively affect Atlantans and people around the world. Through their choice to support and uplift others, these six women have created lasting legacies that immortalize their ideals and accomplishments in life.
Discover the stories of the women behind the formation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the Atlanta Art Association, the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, the Atlanta Woman’s Club, the Georgia Board of Public Welfare, and Historic Oakland Foundation.

We invite you to visit the current exhibit. The building will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Women’s Comfort Station is located at the intersection of the Jewish Burial Grounds, the Confederate Burial Grounds, and the historic African American Burial Grounds. View map.

This exhibit is also available online.

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