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African American History Tours

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courtesy of Oakland Cemetery
Tuesday February 12, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Cost: Free

Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts 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.

More information

At

Oakland Cemetery Magnum
248 Oakland Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-2107
oaklandcemetery.com