We Shall Overcome: Free MLK Day Tour

Event Date

Monday, January 21, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm


Dates & times for January 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave. SE
Atlanta GA 30312


  • Admission: $0.00

This MLK Day, visit historic Oakland Cemetery for a free offering of our guided tour, “We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights.”

“We Shall Overcome” became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but the origin of the song dates back to antebellum days and a spiritual sung by enslaved people, “No More Auction Block for Me.” This tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding, and ordinary, African Americans who fought to overcome the effects of slavery and discrimination to help shape the history of Atlanta.

Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)