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South-View Cemetery Atlanta Winifred Hemphill

At South-View Cemetery, Winifred Watts Hemphill is keeper of black Atlanta’s departed history

Winifred Watts Hemphill's great-grandfather cofounded South-View Cemetery in 1886 to give black Atlantans a dignified final resting place. Today, her mission is to help ensure those buried there, including civil rights leaders, athletes, and artists, are not forgotten.
Oakland Cemetery

3 favorite tales from Love Stories of Oakland Cemetery

On Valentine’s Day weekend, Oakland Cemetery shares 26 stories of love among the cemetery’s “residents,” from devoted spouses to a former volunteer and his beloved dog. Here's three of our favorites.

The cemetery discovered near Chastain Park

Ray Mock can remember the “poorhouses” next to the North Fulton Golf Course where he played as a teenage duffer. “Most of the people who lived there were elderly or ‘tetched,’ as we called it—or, as the census at the time cruelly termed them, ‘lunatics,’” he says.

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