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Photo courtesy of Oakland Cemetery

African American History At Oakland Cemetery

Feb 7 – Feb 23
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Every Thu-Sun1pm – 2pm
Next: 1:00pm on Feb 23
Free!
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Description

Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta host free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds. Stops along the tour include the final resting place of some of Atlanta’s black history pioneers, including Carrie Steele Logan, founder of Atlanta’s first orphanage for African American children; William Finch, one of Atlanta’s first African American city councilmen; Bishop John W. Gaines and Julia A. Gaines, pastor and First Lady of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church; and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor.

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