Historic Jewish Atlanta Walking Tour Oakland Cemetery

October 29, 2023 Atlanta $18.00 - $25.00
Historic Oakland - website

Experience History at its Source!

Join us for a tour of the Historic Oakland Cemetery

OCT 29 | Meet at 10 Tour 10:15-11:30

$18 for members | $25 non-members

Space is limited registration is required.

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Meet inside the main gate on Oakland Ave. SE (where MLK Jr. Dr. SE ends) – MAP

Embark on a captivating exploration of Jewish Atlanta’s rich historical tapestry within the tranquil embrace of Historic Oakland Cemetery, led by the distinguished guide, author, and educator, Marni Davis. Amidst the enchanting Victorian gardens and adorned with enduring marble and granite sculptures, our journey will immerse us in the enthralling narratives etched into this sacred ground.

Founded in 1850, Oakland Cemetery serves as the eternal resting place for over 70,000 individuals, including numerous prominent figures from Atlanta’s illustrious past. Adding to its significance, three distinct Jewish burial sections grace these hallowed grounds, with one of them being Georgia’s second-oldest Jewish burial site. As we meander through this picturesque oasis, you’re invited to savor a leisurely stroll through one of Atlanta’s most splendid public parks.

Throughout our serene walk, we’ll unveil the compelling stories of diverse lives and religious organizations that played pivotal roles in nurturing the enduring vitality of Atlanta’s Jewish community. Join us for an immersive experience that not only honors the past but also forges a profound connection to the rich heritage of Jewish Atlanta, all within the peaceful confines of Historic Oakland Cemetery.

Dr. Marni Davis is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University and an affiliate faculty member in GSU’s Urban Studies Institute. A historian of ethnicity, race, and immigration in the United States, she is the author of the book Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition, and co-editor-in-Chief of American Jewish History, the scholarly journal of the American Jewish Historical Society. Dr. Davis is currently writing a book about the history of immigration, race, and urban development in Atlanta, with a focus on Black-Jewish relations.

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Fact Sheet
Sunday, October 29, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Organized By
$18.00 Museum Members
$25.00 Not Yet members to The Breman Museum

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