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Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place for many Atlantans who shaped their communities, Atlanta, and the region. These men and women founded schools, established places of worship, opened businesses, and created community groups. They confronted discrimination and worked to overcome the challenges of individual and systemic racism. These Oakland residents fought to make a better life for themselves and others, and they made Atlanta the culturally rich city it is today. Discover their stories by following the links below!

Resident Spotlights 

Atlanta History 

African American Burial Grounds Restoration

The cover photo is “Summit Avenue Ensemble” by photographer and Oakland resident Thomas Askew.  The image shows a group of six young men posed with their instruments in the photographer’s home studio located on Summit Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. From left: the photographer’s twin sons Clarence and Norman Askew, son Arthur Askew, neighbor Jake Sansome, and sons Robert and Walter Askew.

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