By CL staffWednesday November 23, 2011 01:00 pm EST
It's not just because Margaret Mitchell and Maynard Jackson are buried there. Oakland Cemetery is more than the sum of the residents and tombs; it's a living monument to Atlanta's past. When Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past," he could've been describing the feeling of standing with a field of Confederate soldiers in Oakland while watching the sun set on the Atlanta skyline.