Oak Woods Cemetery

1035 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
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  • HISTORY

    Jesse Owens, the grandson of slaves, made a fool of Hitler & his "master race" philosophy at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. The track star won 4 gold medals in Nazi Germany. He is buried here.

    HISTORY · April 7, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    Among the luminaries buried in Oak Woods Cemetery are civil rights leader Ida B. Wells and physicist Enrico Fermi. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 1, 2011
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    Also here: an estimated 6,000 Confederate soldiers who perished, mostly from disease, at Camp Douglas, a Union P.O.W. camp near the east end of 35th Street. A monument is guarded by cannons. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 1, 2011
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    Jesse Owens, the great star of the 1936 Olympics, is at rest here, as is Capone-era Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson and the Rueckheim brothers, who brought Cracker Jack to the world. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 1, 2011
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    Built in 1854, Oak Woods Cemetery is the most historically significant cemetary on the south side of Chicago. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 1, 2011
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    Among the luminaries buried in Oak Woods Cemetery are Mayor Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American Mayor, and his opponent in the historic 1983 race, Bernard Epton. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 1, 2011
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  • Amy G.

    Visit the grave of former Cubbie Cap Anson (#41 from "100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die" by Jimmy Greenfield)

    Amy Guth · March 14, 2012
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  • Domingo K.

    Don’t feed the geese!

    Domingo Kaller · August 2, 2011
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