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Oakland Cemetery’s First Black Director of Horticulture Talks Site’s Complicated Past

Somewhere between gardening and a good Black history book is where you’ll find Abra Lee. Lee, the first Black director of horticulture at Oakland Cemetery, is an ornamental horticulturist by trade. She’s also the author of the forthcoming book Conquer The Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers. […]

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Black American Burial Sites Restored at Oakland Cemetery

Top of the morning! Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed.  Here’s what’s up in Atlanta today:  The Historic Oakland Foundation completed its six-year restoration project of Black American burial sites at the Oakland Cemetery. More than $600,000 […]