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The History of Juneteenth

By Elizabeth Haber, Education Intern What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas bearing General Order Number Three: The…

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HOF Remembers the 2008 Atlanta Tornado

On a proverbial “dark and stormy night,” I was watching the SEC Championship basketball tournament when tornado warnings began to stream across the bottom of the screen. Simultaneously, play was stopped on the court at the Georgia Dome as players,…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Love, Victorian Style

This month the Love Stories of Oakland program returns to share stories of love – romantic, platonic, temporary, and eternal – found at Oakland Cemetery.  A cemetery may seem like a strange place to learn about love, but of the…

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