Throughout February, the Historic Oakland Foundation and City of Atlanta will host guided African American History walking tours at Oakland Cemetery. These tours are free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.


Hour-long tours begin at Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower, and will be offered on:


Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m.

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.

Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-688-2107.CelebratingBlackHistoryInstagram-300x300