To see fuller versions of the photos, click on any image and swipe right or left. Delaney Tarr has more details on the 2023 Dia de Muertos celebration at Oakland Cemetery.
The week in local news.
The week in local news.
This summer, nine local high schoolers are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work at Atlanta’s iconic Oakland Cemetery.
One race from Georgia’s recent Nov. 8 election will go into a runoff — incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker competing for a seat in the U.S. Senate. On Monday, Nov. 21, the Atlanta Press Club will host a debate between the two candidates. The 7 p.m. debate will air on Georgia Public […]
Plans for a cell tower looming over Oakland Cemetery and Cabbagetown have revived with a state agency’s opinion that there are no alternatives and visual impacts on historic sites is “unavoidable.”
Mayor Andre Dickens came to Oakland Cemetery June 10 to pay respects, this time to the roughly 12,000 people buried in the African American Grounds, and to cut the ribbon on a five-year restoration of their final resting place.
A 165-foot-tall cell tower looming over Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery and historic Cabbagetown is the goal of a proposal being blasted as ugly and secretive by City officials, preservationists and neighborhood leaders.
Have you ever lived in an old apartment building where you heard someone call your name, but you were home alone? Or felt a shiver run down your spine and, sure enough, your cat is staring at something that you can’t see? Whether you explain these situations away or know that you saw an apparition, […]
Feeling cooped up after all the rain this week? Head outside and enjoy some fresh air this weekend at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival. The two-day event will feature 250 artists, live music and classic festival eats. On to other local news: ATL City Council: Install cameras in parks, table the controversial public safety training […]
Oakland Cemetery is providing a sense of stability in an uncertain era, selling wreaths and hosting events to ring in the season – and doing so in a fashion in keeping with the coronavirus pandemic.
Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery has again filled the tour on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Hundreds of volunteers have already enrolled to tidy up the African American Burial Grounds, and limited openings remain to tour these grounds during February’s Black History Month.
At the intersection of Memorial Drive and Boulevard sits Oakland Cemetery, the City of Atlanta’s first official burial grounds. Established in 1850 on an original six acres of land, Oakland now spans 88 acres and is home to thousands of residents. Among them are names familiar to most generations of Atlantans, a “who’s who” of […]
Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery is again opening its doors to share glimpses of a slightly altered reality. This time, it’s a nighttime visit for a self-guided tour of illuminated headstones, mausolea, artworks and archival images projected throughout the cemetery – plus craft cocktails, soft drinks and live music.
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