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I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts.

Anyone who knows me, knows this is completely untrue–Especially if you have ever joined me at a movie theater. Yes, I still hold my ears and cover my eyes at nearly 33 years of age. 544 more words


Walking Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery

When researching places to go in a big city, the cemetery is not a place that readily comes to mind. After making a couple of visits to Oakland Cemetery in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta, I’ve completely changed my tune. 298 more words


Public Dialogue: "It All Started with Thomas Askew"

Recently I moderated an important discussion at SCADShow about photographer Thomas Askew that highlighted Atlanta history, Black identity and reframing narratives related to cultural memory. Esteemed photographer historian Dr. 68 more words


The Symbols of Oakland Cemetery

by Richard Waterhouse

We all have quiet, calm places that we go to during times of transition. Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery has always been that place for me. 1,477 more words

Cemetery Essay

Memorial Day

The scraggly oak trees intertwine their branches in a tall ceiling that shades the entire drive. Here, the appropriate view of the eternal isn’t blue and bright, but sheltered and close to the ground.  760 more words

People & Culture

5 Things You'll See at "Illumine: An Evening of Light and Art in the Gardens"

This Saturday, Oakland Cemetery opens their gates at night for their yearly one-night-only art installation. They’ve lifted the lid and released details about what you’ll see when you visit… 327 more words


Best places to study in Atlanta

By: Rachel Leavitt, 2nd Global Health

Congratulations on your decision to go to graduate school. Your days will be spent learning from some of the best and brightest in the field, attending lectures, networking events, and studying. 883 more words