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Kennesaw State University Oral History Project

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Cobb County Oral History Series

Kennesaw College Oral History Series

Kennesaw State University Oral History Series

Cherokee County Oral History Series

Georgia Government Oral History Series

North Georgia Oral History Series

Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series

Marietta Housing Authority Series

Southern Polytechnic State University Series



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Collection Overview

Title: Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973-Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: KSU/45/05/001/

Primary Creator: Scott, Thomas Allan (1943-)

Extent: 40.0 Items

Arrangement: The transcripts are organized chronologically into seven series, then arranged by format and assigned volume number.

Date Acquired: 06/21/2010

Subjects: African Americans - Georgia - Cobb County - History, Cobb County (Ga.) - History - 20th century, Kennesaw State University - History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cobb County Branch - History, Southern Polytechnic State University - History, Universities and colleges - Georgia - Cobb County - History

Forms of Material: Oral histories, Transcripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Kennesaw State University oral history project consists of nine series: the Cobb County Oral History Series (1973-2005), the Kennesaw College Oral History Series (1978-1985), the Kennesaw State University Oral History Series (1986-), the Cherokee County Oral History Series (1992), the Georgia Government Oral History Series (1998), the North Georgia Oral History Series (1998-2000), the Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series (2009-2010), the Marietta Housing Authority Series (2011), and the Southern Polytechnic State University Series (2014), as well as a sub-series, HIST 4425 50th Anniversary Series, which consists of a subset of interviews within the Kennesaw State University Oral History Series (2011). Interview transcripts are available in bound volumes, digital (PDF) formats, and microfilm. They are arranged by the volume numbers assigned during the transcription process. Interview recordings may be available in sound and video formats. Sound formats include audiocassettes, microcassettes, and born-digital and digitized formats. Video formats include VHS, U-matic, and digitized formats. Researchers should check individual interview titles to determine available formats. All interview materials are arranged by series, format, and then in numerical order by the assigned volume number. All bound volumes are located in the Archives Reading Room and are arranged alphabetically by Interviewee last name.

The Cobb County Oral History Series was conducted by Thomas Scott, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University, and others, of prominent citizens of Cobb County, Georgia. The series was started in 1978 and has now been completed. The interviewees were people of various backgrounds from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, and Fulton counties. Most of the interviews were relatively brief class projects by students taking Georgia or Social and Cultural History. All transcripts in the series have been bound and placed in the archives at KSU and in the Georgia Room of the main Cobb County Library. Unless otherwise indicated transcribed interviews are typed and single-spaced.

The Kennesaw College Oral History Series consists of interviews conducted with people of various backgrounds from Cobb, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, and Fulton counties from 1978 to 1985. The majority of the interviews were relatively brief class projects by students taking Georgia History or Social and Cultural History classes. Interview transcripts short in length were bound together as eleven "Collected interviews" volumes. The series also includes an index of volumes 1-10 of the "Collected Interviews," which was created by Angela G. Reiss.

The Kennesaw State University oral history series is a project conducted in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences to collect oral histories from all past recipients of the KSU Distinguished Professor, Teaching, Scholarship and Service Awards. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Thomas Scott and Dr. Dede Yow, with transcript editing and indexing assistance by Susan Batungbacal, Josh Dix and Jan Heidrich-Rice. The sub-series, HIST 4425 50th Anniversary Series, was conducted by students in the HIST 4425 class to document people who have made significant contributions to the history of Kennesaw State University.

Interviews of other faculty and members of the KSU Foundation who have made significant contributions to Kennesaw State University are also included within this project.

The Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series consists of forty-one oral history interviews done with a variety of people across Cobb County. The purpose of the project is to collect personal experiences of people with the Cobb County Branch and its predecessor, the Marietta Branch, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Civil Rights movement in Cobb County, Georgia. The series was conceived as part of the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 2009. It was a joint effort between Dr. Scott’s HIST 4425 (Oral History) undergraduate class at Kennesaw State University and the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP. Students met with and interviewed subjects. Copies of the interview transcripts have been placed on deposit in the Kennesaw State University Dept. of Archives, Special Collections, and Records Management and the Georgia Room of the Central Library and the Hattie G. Wilson Library of the Cobb County Public Library System, in addition to other locations.

The Marietta Housing Authority series consists of an interview with the former executive director of the MHA, George H. Green, to document the history of the organization.

The Southern Polytechnic State University Series documents the institution from the perspective of administration, faculty, staff, and students. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Thomas Scott and his colleagues at SPSU throughout 2014, following the announcement of the consolidation of Southern Polytechnic State University with Kennesaw State University.

Collection Historical Note

Thomas Allan Scott was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1943. When he was a year old, his family moved to west Tennessee. The family lived there for three years before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Scott grew up. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he received a B.S. in History in 1964, an M.A. in History in 1966, and a Ph.D. in History in 1978. Scott taught at Western Piedmont College in Morganton, North Carolina, for the 1967-1968 term. In 1968 he joined the faculty at Kennesaw Junior College, just two years after the school opened. He has been on the faculty of Kennesaw State University until the present time.

Dr. Scott served as Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy from 1968 to his retirement in 2011. He is currently a Professor of History Emeritus and Campus Historian. Dr. Scott is the author of two books on the history of Georgia: Cobb County, Georgia, and the origins of the suburban south: A twentieth-century history (2003) and Cornerstones of Georgia history: Documents that formed the state (1995). He has also authored several entries for the Digital Library of Georgia’s New Georgia Encyclopedia. He lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Kathy.

Biographical Note

Thomas Allan Scott was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1943. When he was a year old, his family moved to west Tennessee. The family lived there for three years before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Scott grew up. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he received a B.S. in History in 1964, an M.A. in History in 1966, and a Ph.D. in History in 1978. Scott taught at Western Piedmont College in Morganton, North Carolina, for the 1967-1968 term. In 1968 he joined the faculty at Kennesaw Junior College, just two years after the school opened. He has been on the faculty of Kennesaw State University until the present time.

Dr. Scott served as Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy from 1968 to his retirement in 2011. He is currently a Professor of History Emeritus and Campus Historian. Dr. Scott is the author of two books on the history of Georgia: Cobb County, Georgia, and the origins of the suburban south: A twentieth-century history (2003) and Cornerstones of Georgia history: Documents that formed the state (1995). He has also authored several entries for the Digital Library of Georgia’s New Georgia Encyclopedia. He lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Kathy.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Georgia - Cobb County - History
Cobb County (Ga.) - History - 20th century
Kennesaw State University - History
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cobb County Branch - History
Southern Polytechnic State University - History
Universities and colleges - Georgia - Cobb County - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Kennesaw State University Archives

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: To request permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material in any format, you must contact the Archives, Rare Books and Records Management.

Acquisition Source: Thomas Allan Scott, 1943-

Acquisition Method: Transfer. Received as an email attachment from Dr. Scott.


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[Series 1: Cobb County Oral History Series, 1973-],
[Series 2: Kennesaw College Oral History Series, 1978-1985],
[Series 3: Kennesaw State University Oral History Series, 1986-],
[Series 4: Cherokee County Oral History Series, 1992-08-24],
[Series 5: Georgia Government Oral History Series, 1998],
[Series 6: North Georgia Oral History Series, 1998-2000],
[Series 7: Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series, 2009-2010],
[Series 8: Marietta Housing Authority Series, 2011],
[Series 9: Southern Polytechnic State University Series, 2014-],
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Series 7: Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
The Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series documents the history of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and civil rights activities in Cobb County, Georgia. The oral history project was part of the HIST 4425 Oral History class at Kennesaw State University. Interviews were conducted by students during the fall 2009 semester.
Sub-Series 1: Sound recordings, 2009Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Audiocassettes, 2009Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Digital media, 2009Add to your cart.
Digital audio formats are saved on compact discs and in the digital repository.
Item 1: Interview with Deane Thompson Bonner, 2009-09-03Add to your cart.
Item 2: Interview with Felecca Wilson Taylor, 2009-09-24Add to your cart.
Item 3: Interview with Clara M. Maddox and Albert Mayes, 2009-09-17Add to your cart.
Item 4: Interview with Reverend Walter Moon, 2009-10-18Add to your cart.
Item 5: Interview with George Williams, 2009-10-05Add to your cart.
Item 6: Interview with Timothy Houston, 2009-10-03Add to your cart.
Item 7: Interview with Daphne D. Delk, 2009-11-07Add to your cart.
Item 8: Interview with Donnie Perry, 2009-10-16Add to your cart.
Item 9a: Interview with Pastor John C. Woods, 2009-10-13Add to your cart.
Item 9b: Interview with Marjorie Beavers-Woods, 2009-11-04Add to your cart.
Item 10: Interview with Helen Hill, 2009-10-22Add to your cart.
Item 11: Interview with David Wilkerson, 2009-12-05Add to your cart.
Item 12a: Interview with Claude Johnson, 2009-10-07Add to your cart.
Item 12b: Interview with Willie Mae Johnson, 2009-11-04Add to your cart.
Item 13: Interview with Vicki Trammell Cuthbert, 2009-10-15Add to your cart.
Item 14: Interview with Thomas R. Carter, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.
Item 15: Interview with Reginald Hobert Kemp, 2009-10-31Add to your cart.
Item 16: Interview with Hugh K. Gordon, 2009-11-06Add to your cart.
Item 17: Interview with Winston Strickland, 2009-12-02Add to your cart.
Item 18: Interview with Deacon Clarence Jasper, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.
Item 19: Interview with Lt. Colonel Janet Prince, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.
Item 20: Interview with Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Rhonda Anderson, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.
Item 21: Interview with Charlie Webb Jr., 2009-11-16Add to your cart.
Item 22: Interview with Deacon Aubrey Cumberlander, 2009-10-31Add to your cart.
Item 23: Interview with Randolph and Geraldine Scott, 2009-10-26Add to your cart.
Item 24: Interview with Evelyn Gragg, 2009-10-07Add to your cart.
Item 25: Interview with Ida Belle Frezzell Minnie, 2009-11-07Add to your cart.
Item 26a: Interview with Josetta O. Walker, 2009-11-11Add to your cart.
Item 26b: Interview with Louis C. Walker, 2009-10-14Add to your cart.
Item 27: Interview with Susanne Henry, 2009-10-30Add to your cart.
Item 28: Interview with James E. Gober, 2009-10-22Add to your cart.
Item 29: Interview with Reverend Dwight Graves, 2009-11-02Add to your cart.
Item 30a: Interview with Mary Ward Cater, 2009-10-29Add to your cart.
Item 30b: Interview with Mary Ward Cater, 2009-11-06Add to your cart.
Item 31a: Interview with Reverend A. L. Zollicoffer, 2009-05-01Add to your cart.
Item 31b: Interview with Reverend A. L. Zollicoffer, 2009-11-10Add to your cart.
Item 32: Interview with John W. Hammond, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.
Item 33: Interview with Clara Garrett Jenkins, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.
Item 34: Interview with Don Johnson, 2009-10-20Add to your cart.
Item 35: Interview with Gwendolyn Dillard, 2009-10-30Add to your cart.
Item 36: Interview with Miriam Culver, 2009-12-30Add to your cart.
Item 37: Interview with Judge James G. Bodiford, 2009-11-03Add to your cart.
Item 38: Interview with Anthony Coleman, 2009-11-23Add to your cart.
Item 39: Interview with Judge Adele Grubbs, 2009-11-10Add to your cart.
Item 40: Interview with Reece Grogan, 2009-11-09Add to your cart.
Item 41: Interview with Hugh Grogan III, 2009-11-15Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Transcripts, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Bound Volumes, 2009Add to your cart.
Bound Volume 1: Interview with Deane Thompson Bonner, 2009-09-03Add to your cart.

Deane Bonner has served as the President of the Cobb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1997. She has also held numerous leadership positions within the branch.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 1

Creators:
Bonner, Deane Thompson
Bound Volume 2: Interview with Felecca Wilson Taylor, 2009-09-24Add to your cart.

Felecca Wison Taylor is the daughter of Hattie Gaines Wilson, who developed the first Black History collection in the state at Fort Hill branch of the Cobb County Library System. The branch was later renamed the Hattie G. Wilson Library in her honor. Ms. Wilson Taylor participated in an early sit-in on the Marietta Square and is active in civil rights activities.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 2

Bound Volume 3: Interview with Clara M. Maddox and Albert Mayes, 2009-09-17Add to your cart.

Clara Mayes Maddox and Albert Mayes were born in the African American neighborhood of Louisville in Marietta, Georgia. They are longtime members of Zion Baptist Church, where Albert serves as a deacon. Clara worked for the Marietta Housing Authority in the 1960s.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 3

Bound Volume 4: Interview with Reverend Walter Moon, 2009-10-08Add to your cart.

Rev. Walter Moon was born in Marietta and graduated from Lemon Street High School. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964, Moon joined the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Marietta. He worked in a variety of positions and locations until he retired as the Manager of Customer Services and Sales for Alabama in 1999. Moon returned to Cobb County, Georgia, in 2002. He accepted a call to the ministry in 1983 and founded the Words of Faith A.M.E. Church in Mableton, Georgia, in 2003. Rev. Moon has been active in the Civil Rights Movement, working with Hugh Grogan in the gerrymandering case that lead to Grogan's election to the Marietta City Council in 1978.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 4

Bound Volume 5: Interview with George Williams, 2009-10-05Add to your cart.

George Williams was born in Marietta, Georgia, and attended Lemon Street High School. He is a longtime member of Zion Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon. Williams was instrumental in organizing financing for the construction of Zion's new chapel, which was constructed in 1978.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 5

Bound Volume 6: Interview with Timothy Houston, Sr., 2009-10-03Add to your cart.

Timothy Houston, Sr. is a member of the Acworth Elementary School Council and has served as an alderman for the City of Acworth, Georgia, since 2004. He was born in Acworth and attended the Roberts School. Houston was instrumental in the creation of the Acworth Community Center, which is housed in the former Acworth Rosenwald School building. He is also the Pastor and Founder of the Joshua Gospel Tabernacle in Acworth.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 6

Bound Volume 7: Interview with Daphne D. Delk, 2009-11-07Add to your cart.

Daphne Darnell Delk grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She began high school at Lemon Street and transferred to Marietta High School with Treville Grady. Both Delk and Grady were the first African American students to attend Marietta High School. In 1968 Delk became the first African American student to graduate from Marietta High School. Her aunt, Lettie Williams, worked with Hattie Wilson at the Fort Hill Library in Marietta.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 7

Bound Volume 8: Interview with Donnie Perry, 2009-10-16Add to your cart.

Donnie Perry was born in Blakely, Georgia, and attended Decatur High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, Perry received a Master's degree in Public and Urban Administration and graduated from the Atlanta Law School in 1984. He joined the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP between 1986 and 1987. Perry was on the Board of Directors and acted as Legal Advisor before serving as branch President from 1994 to 1997.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 8

Bound Volume 9: Interview with Pastor John C. Woods and Interview with Marjorie Beavers-Woods, 2009-10-13, 2009-11-04Add to your cart.

John C. Woods was born in Austell, Georgia, and attended Lemon Street High School before transferring to South Cobb High School as part of the integration of schools in Cobb County. Woods joined the Air National Guard after graduation. He served on the Austell Police Department for a short time before joining the Atlanta Police Department in 1973. After retiring from the force in 1997, he obtained a Theological degree in 1999 and became the pastor at New Hope United Methodist Church. In 2005 the church moved from Atlanta to Mableton.

Marjorie Beavers-Woods was born in northwest Atlanta and moved with her family to Mableton in the early 1960s. She attended Pebblebrook High School and was one of first African Americans to graduate from the school in 1971. Beavers-Woods went to work at Fulton National Bank, later Bank of America, immediately after high school.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 9

Bound Volume 10: Interview with Helen Hill, 2009-10-22Add to your cart.

Helen Hill grew in in Acworth, Georgia. She attended the Roberts School and Lemon Street High School. After graduation, Hill attended the Apex Beauty College on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Her mother, Leonora Harden, owned Harden's Cafe in Acworth and the concession stand at George Washington Carver Beach, a swimming area for African Americans. Mrs. Hill is a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Acworth, Georgia.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 10

Bound Volume 11: Interview with David Wilkerson, 2009-12-05Add to your cart.

David Wilkerson was born in Ft. Dix, New Jersey. After receiving a B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in 1991, he moved to Austell, Georgia. In 2010 Wilkerson was elected to represent the 33rd District in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 11

Bound Volume 12: Interview with Claude and Willie Mae Johnson, 2009-10-07, 2009-11-04Add to your cart.

Claude Johnson was born in the Mars Hill area of Acworth, Georgia, and attended the local Roswenwald school. He left school at the age of 14 to work in food service at the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, retiring as a cook after 25 years. He joined Hewlett-Packard afterwards and retired as the head of shipping and receiving after 30 years.

Willie Mae Johnson was born in Marietta, Georgia, but moved to Acworth to live with her grandparents, Lizzie and William Cicero (Bud) Furr, at the age of 8 after the death of her parents. She attended the Rosenwald school in Acworth and Lemon Street High School in Marietta. Mrs. Johnson served as Vice President of the Parent-Teacher Association at the Roberts school. Her aunt and uncle owned Lucy Mae and Price Oliver's Cafe in Acworth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson attend the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 12

Bound Volume 13: Interview with Vicki Trammell Cuthbert, 2009-10-15Add to your cart.

Vicki Trammell Cuthbert was born in West Point, Georgia. She graduated from Harrison High School as part of the last class before the school system was integrated. Cuthbert earned a full Ford Foundation academic scholarship and graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. She worked as a research associate for the Atlanta University School of Social Work before attending the University of Georgia Law School. Cuthbert worked for a short time for the Georgia Legal Services in Macon, Georgia, before moving to Marietta, Georgia, in 1987. She practiced law in Marietta and in 1988 was appointed by Judge James Bodiford to the Cobb County Magistrate Court, where she served as the court's first African American judge. In 1998 Judge Cuthbert left the Magistrate Court. She joined the Cobb County Juvenile Court as an Advocate in 2004.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 13

Bound Volume 14: Interview with Thomas R. Carter, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.

Thomas R. Carter was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended Melrose High School in the Orange Mound community. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957, learning to operate electronic accounting machines (EAM). He was the first African American to attend the IBM Corporation school in Miami, Florida. In 1962 Carter joined Olin Mathison Chemical Company in New York City and studied programming at the RCA Institute. He was the first African American programmer at Olin Mathison, as well as the U.S. Trust Company. After moving to the IBM Corporation plant in Brooklyn, New York, Carter was transferred to IBM's Mohansic Research Laboratory. He was later assigned to an Atlanta facility and moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1976. Carter retired from IBM in 1988. Shortly after moving to Marietta, Carter met Oscar Freeman, President of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP from 1982 to 1986. Due to Carter's efforts, Freeman's NAACP office had one of the first personal computers.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 14

Bound Volume 15: Interview with Reginald Hobert Kemp, 2009-10-31Add to your cart.

Reginald Hobert Kemp was born in Acworth, Georgia, and attended a church school in the Red Rock Community. At the age of 8 his family moved to Marietta, Georgia, and Kemp attended the Liberty Hill Baptist Church school. He left school to work, first at the Kelly Motor Company then the Lockheed-Georgia Company. Kemp was inducted into the U.S. Army, returning to Lockheed-Georgia at the end of his service. He was employed at Lockheed-Georgia for 45 years in a variety of postiions.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 15

Bound Volume 16: Interview with Hugh L. Gordon, 2009-11-06Add to your cart.

Hugh L. Gordon was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He joined the Army Air Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, flying a Northrup P-61. During fifteen months of combat duty, Gordon earned several decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. On discharge from the Army, he entered Virginia Polytechnic Institute and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1950 and a Master of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1951. Gordon joined the Lockheed-Georgia Company in 1951. He worked in a variety of positions within the company, rising to the position of Director of Personnel. Gordon retired from Lockheed-Georgia in 1988. He was a founding member of the Atlanta Employers’ Voluntary Merit Employment Association (MEA) and the Private Industry Council of Atlanta (PIC). He also served as a Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen from 1974 to 1978.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 16

Bound Volume 17: Interview with Winston Strickland, 2009-12-02Add to your cart.

Winston Strickland was born in Paulding County, Georgia, moving with his family to Bartow County in 1954. He graduated from Summer Hill High School. In 1961 he attended Brown Barber College on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Strickland moved to Marietta, Georgia, and started the Eastside Barbershop, which later became Strick's Barbershop. He is also the owner of the restaurant, Strick's Grill. Mr. Strickland has been involved in entrepreneurial activities within the community, including the Future Development Corporation and the establishment of the First Southern Bank in Lithonia, Georgia. He has also served in various leadership positions on the National Board of Barbers.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 17

Bound Volume 18: Interview with Deacon Clarence Jasper, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.

Clarence Jasper was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and moved to Marietta, Georgia, on the death of his parents. He was raised by his grandparents, who originally lived in the Jonesville area of Cobb County. They were relocated to Marietta with the construction of the Bell Aircraft Corporation plant. Mr. Jasper joined the U.S. Army, serving in Europe, Japan, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, before retiring in 1974. He received degrees in Human Resources Administration from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, and History from Georgia State University. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Jasper held a variety of positions, including being a teacher at Carver High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a police officer in East Point, Georgia. In 1999 he became a Bailiff for the Cobb County State Court. Mr. Jasper also serves as a deacon at the Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 18

Bound Volume 19: Interview with Lt. Colonel Janet Prince, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.

Janet Prince was born in Mims, Florida. She attended Albany State College and worked as a correctional office for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office before moving to Smyrna, Georgia, in 1990. Since that time she has worked in the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 19

Bound Volume 20: Interview with Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Rhonda Anderson, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.

Rhonda Anderson was born in Cobb County, Georgia. She attended Lemon Street Elementary School and graduated from Marietta High School in 1977. Sgt. Anderson graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice before joining the Cobb County Sheriff's Office in 1983. She was the first African American woman to be hired by the sheriff's office. From 1989 to 2000, Sgt. Anderson worked as a probation office for Cobb County, returning to the Sheriff's Office in 2000. She attends Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marietta, Georgia. Her grandfather, John Henrey Williams, founded the Gem City Cab Company in Cobb County.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 20

Bound Volume 21: Interview with Charlie Webb, Jr., 2009-11-16Add to your cart.

Charlie Webb, Jr. was born in Woodstock, Georgia and attended the Cherokee County Training School in Canton, Georgia. He worked for the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, Georgia, from 1963 to 2003, working in a variety of positions. After retiring from Lockheed, Mr. Webb began working as a driver for the Marietta Trolley Company. He has lived in Cherokee County since his birth.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 21

Bound Volume 22: Interview with Deacon Aubrey Cumberlander, 2009-10-31Add to your cart.

Aubrey Cumberlander was born and raised in the Saint John community in Chambers County, Alabama, where his parents grew cotton. He attended the Saint John School, which was a Rosenwald School. Mr. Cumberlander moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1956 and worked in the construction industry. He accepted a postiion at the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, Georgia, in 1981 and worked there until his retirement in 2000. Mr. Cumberlander attends the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. He has served on the church's Board of Trustees and was made a deacon in 1980.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 22

Bound Volume 23: Interview with Randolph and Geraldine Scott, 2009-10-26Add to your cart.

Randolph Scott was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He received a B.A. in History from Norfolk State University before accepting a teaching position at Central High School in Heathsville, Virginia, which was a predominantly African American school. Dr. Scott was teaching during the integration of the school system and eventually moved to Northumberland High School, which was a predominantly white school. He accepted a position the Job Corps program, working in a variety of locations, and then the National Park Service. His last assignment was with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the first African American Superintendent. Dr. Scott earned an M.S. in Sociology from Atlanta University and in 1990 retired from the park service. He attended the Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Andersonville, Georgia, earning a Ph.D. in Theology. Since that time he has served as the Associate Minister at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Geraldine Scott has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP, participating in community activities, including voter registration and membership drives.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 23

Bound Volume 24: Interview with Evelyn Gragg, 2009-10-07Add to your cart.

Evelyn Gragg was born in Acwoth, Georgia, and was raised by her grandmother, Melissa Holmes, from the age of 2. Her father was a trustee for the Rosenwald School in Acworth. She attended a Masonic Hall school in Acworth and Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Mrs. Gragg left school to work in domestic service. She attends Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Acworth, where she worked as a secretary for 20 years. Mrs. Gragg is one of Acworth's longest continuous residents.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 24

Bound Volume 25: Interview with Ida Belle Frezzell Minnie, 2009-11-07Add to your cart.

Ida Belle Frezzell Minnie was born in Cedar Hill, Tennessee, and grew up in Monessen, Pennsyvania. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and received a B.A. in English and a Master's degree in Education. Ms. Minnie taught school for many years in the Ringgold School District in Washington County, Pennsylvania, before moving to Georgia in 2004. She has been active in advocating for civil rights and attended in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Ms. Minnie is a member of the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 25

Bound Volume 26: Interview with Josetta O. Walker and Interview with Louis C. Walker, 2009-10-14, 2009-11-11Add to your cart.

Josetta Oates Walker was born in Barton, Alabama, attending a Rosenwald elementary school and Cherokee High School. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Tuskegee University in 1966 and joined her husband, Louis, in Marietta, Georgia. Mrs. Walker taught in a variety of schools in Cobb County and City of Marietta schools. She received an Education Specialist degree from the University of West Georgia. In 1988 she was made an Assistant Principal of Marietta High School and was the first female African American administrator in the City of Marietta school system.

Louis C. Walker was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Livingston, Alabama. He attended Sumter County Training School and graduated from Tuskegee University in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in Trade and Industrial Education. Mr. Walker accepted a position with Lemon Street High School in 1965, teaching for one year. In 1966 he was one of three African American teachers who were selected to transfer to Marietta High School in advance of the integration of the school system. Mr. Walker taught Industrial Arts at Marietta High School from 1966 to 1971. He later served as the Coordinator for Vocational Academic Education and for the Diversified Cooperative Training program. Mr. Walker received a Master's degree in Trade and Industrial Education from the University of Georgia in 1973. Both Josetta and Louis are longtime members of Zion Baptist Church in Marietta.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 26

Bound Volume 27: Interview with Susanne Henry, 2009-10-30Add to your cart.

Susanne Henry was born and grew up in Mableton, Georgia. Her father was a sharecropper and produce seller and her mother worked at Whittier Cotton Mill. She initially attended Washington Street Elementary School in Austell, Georgia, before the school system was integrated and Harmony-Leland Elementary School afterwards. She has worked at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia, since 2003. Henry is the sister of Mary Ward Cater, Gwendolyn Dillard, and Miriam Culver.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 27

Bound Volume 28: Interview with James E. Gober, 2009-10-22Add to your cart.

James E. Gober grew up in the Baptist Town area of Marietta, Georgia, and graduated from Lemon Street High School. He attended Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, and Daniel Payne Junior College in Birmingham, Alabama. While Mr. Gober was in Birmingham he participated in the civil rights movement. His arrest for protesting segregation was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Gober v. City of Birmingham in 1963. He returned to Marietta and has worked in the City of Marietta Dept. of Recreation and the construction industry. Mr. Gober was the first African American male to hold a position in the Urban Renewal Dept. of the Marietta Housing Authority. He was a longtime friend of community activist Hugh Grogan and is married to Grogan's ex-wife, Bettye.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 28

Bound Volume 29: Interview with Reverend Dwight Graves, 2009-11-02Add to your cart.

Dwight Graves was born and grew up in Freeman, West Virginia. He attended Bluestar High School, transferring to Bramwell High School with the integration of the school system. After attending Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia, Rev. Graves joined the U.S. Air Force. He served in Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines before coming to Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Graves received a Masters degree in Theology and founded Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church in Marietta, Georgia, in 1997. He has held various leadership positions in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 29

Bound Volume 30: Interviews with Mary Ward Cater, 2009-10-29, 2009-11-06Add to your cart.

Mary Ward Cater was born in the Scott's Crossing area in Northwest Atlanta and grew up in Mableton, Georgia. Her father was a sharecropper and produce seller and her mother worked at Whittier Cotton Mills. Mrs. Cater attended Washington Street Elementary School in Austell, Georgia, and integrated Lindley Middle School in Mableton, Georgia, in 1969. She attended Pebblebrook High School and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta. Mrs. Cater worked in the mortgage department of Georgia State Bank, later becoming First Union Bank. She has been active in civil rights and community organizations. In 1981 she participated in the reactivation of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP. Mrs. Cater's home was shot in 1983 as part of a racially motivated attack. She is the sister of Susanne Henry, Gwendolyn Dillard, and Miriam Culver.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 30

Bound Volume 31: Interview with Reverend A. L. Zollicoffer, 2009-05-01, 2009-11-10Add to your cart.

A. L. Zollicoffer was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended West Division High School and North Division High School. After graduation, Zollicoffer joined the U.S. Army. Serving for 2 years, he returned to Milwaukee and worked in a steel mill and tannery. In 1989 Rev. Zollicoffer moved to Marietta, Georgia. He attended Carver Bible Institute & College in Atlanta and received a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University. In 1994 Rev. Zollicoffer became the pastor of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 31

Bound Volume 32: Interview with John W. Hammond, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.

John W. Hammond was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Policital Science, he worked for Congressman Hale Boggs and the Whitney Bank. In 1973 Mr. Hammond graduated from Washington and Lee Law School and moved to Marietta, Georgia. In addition to practicing law, he represented Ward 5 as a member of the Marietta City Council from 1981 to 1990. Hammond also served in the Georgia General Assembly, representing District 20 from 1991 to 1992 and District 32 from 1993 to 1994.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 32

Bound Volume 33: Interview with Clara Garrett Jenkins, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.

Clara Garrett Jenkins was born in the Happy Flat section of Marietta, Georgia, and grew up in the Baptist Town area. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated in 1951 from the Freedman's Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., which later became the Howard University Division of Nursing. Mrs. Jenkins returned to Marietta and immediately began work at Kennestone Hospital, which was segregated at the time. She was active in the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (Black PTA), during segregation, as well as the Parent Teacher Association after integration.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 33

Bound Volume 34: Interview with Don Johnson, 2009-10-20Add to your cart.

Don Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri. After earning a Doctorate in Education from the University of Missouri, Mr. Johnson joined the Monsanto Company and lived in Pensacola, Florida, and Charleston, West Virginia. In 1985 he accepted a position with the Lockheed-Georgia Company and moved to Cobb County, Georgia. He started the Don Johnson State Farm Insurance Agency in 1986. Mr. Johnson attends Zion Baptist in Marietta, Georgia, and is a Trustee for the KSU Foundation.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 34

Bound Volume 35: Interview with Gwendolyn Dillard, 2009-10-30Add to your cart.

Gwendolyn Dillard grew up in both Mableton, Georgia, and Scott's Crossing in northwest Atlanta. Although her father's farm was in Mableton, there were no African American schools in the area. Mrs. Dillard spent the school year in Scott's Crossing attending the William J. Scott Elementary School and the summer in Mableton. She was the eldest of 14 children and began assisting with childcare at an early age. Both parents worked at Whittier Cotton Mill as sweepers. At the age of 18 Mrs. Dillard and her sister, Thelma, began working at Whittier as sweepers. After transferring to the mill's cafeteria, she spent 20 years working for various restaurants and cafeterias, including Stouffer's, Howard Johnson, and the Fulton County School System. Mrs. Dillard is the sister of Susanne Henry, Mary Ward Cater, and Miriam Culver.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 35

Bound Volume 36: Interview with Miriam Culver, 2009-12-30Add to your cart.

Miriam Ward Culver attended the William J. Scott Elementary School in northwest Atlanta and graduated from Archer High School in 1962. She worked for a time as a PBX receptionist before accepting a position as a phlebotomist at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Culver worked as a phlebotomist for 30 years. She is the sister of Susanne Henry, Mary Ward Cater, and Gwendolyn Dillard.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 36

Bound Volume 37: Interview with Judge James G. Bodiford, 2009-11-03Add to your cart.

James G. Bodiford moved to Powder Springs, Georgia, at the age of 5, when his father accepted a position with the Lockheed-Georgia Company in 1954. He attended McEachern High School and graduated from Gordon Military High School in Barnesville, Georgia. Bodiford received a Bachelor's degree from Mercer University and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School. He went into private practice in Marietta, Georgia, and worked as a trial lawyer for the Cobb County District Attorney's Office. Judge Bodiford served on the Powder Springs Municipal Court before accepting an appointment as Cobb County Chief Magistrate Judge, which he held from 1985 to 1994. He was elected to the Cobb County Superior Court in 1994 and served as Chief Judge from 2005 to 2006. Judge Bodiford appointed Vicki Trammell Cuthbert to the Cobb County Magistrate Court in 1988, where she served as the court's first African American judge.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 37

Bound Volume 38: Interview with Anthony Coleman, 2009-11-23Add to your cart.

Anthony Coleman was born in Marietta, Georgia. His grandfather, Amos Kilgore, was a prominent businessman in the African American community. Coleman attended Marietta High School and North Cobb High School. He was elected to the Marietta City Council in 2001 as a representative for Ward 5. Oscar Freeman, President of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP from 1982 to 1986, served as Mr. Coleman's campaign manager. He has the same seat held by Hugh Grogan, who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Mr. Coleman has served on the Executive Board of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and is an Associate Minister at the Vision for Souls Family Worship Center in Mableton, Georgia.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 38

Bound Volume 39: Interview with Judge Adele Grubbs, 2009-11-10Add to your cart.

Adele Grubbs was born in the East End of London and attended law school in England. She moved to Cobb County, Georgia, in the mid-1960s with her husband, who accepted a position as an aerospace engineer with the Lockheed-Georgia Company. Grubbs went into private practice in Cobb County before serving as the first female District Attorney. In 1995 she was appointed by Judge Dorothy Robinson to serve on the Juvenile Court. Judge Grubb was elected to the Superior Court in 2000.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 39

Bound Volume 40: Interview with Reece Grogan, 2009-11-09Add to your cart.

Reece Grogan was born in New York City and moved with his family to Marietta, Georgia, in 1971 or 1972. He is the youngest son of community activist, Hugh Grogan, Jr., who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Hugh Grogan represented Ward 5 and won the seat after successfully challenging redistricting in the case, Grogan v. Hunter. At the time of the interview, Reece Grogan lived in Atlanta, Georgia. His brother is Hugh Grogan, III.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 40

Bound Volume 41: Interview with Hugh Grogan III, 2009-11-15Add to your cart.

Hugh Grogan III was born in New York City and moved with his family to Marietta, Georgia, in 1971 or 1972. He is the oldest son of community activist, Hugh Grogan, Jr., who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Hugh Grogan, Jr. represented Ward 5 and won the seat after successfully challenging redistricting in the case, Grogan v. Hunter.

Hugh Grogan III graduated from Marietta High School. Before receiving a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he interned at the Cobb County Solicitor's Office under Philip Goldstein. Grogan worked for Cobb County Pretrial Court Services before moving with his wife to Memphis, Tennessee. He has worked for pretrial court services in Shelby County, Tennessee, and Memphis. At the time of the interview, Hugh Grogan lived in Memphis. His brother is Reece Grogan.

Call number: F292 .C6 C64 no. 41

Sub-Series 2: Electronic documents, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Item 1: Interview with Deane Thompson Bonner, 2009-09-03Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Deane Bonner has served as the President of the Cobb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1997. She has also held numerous leadership positions within the branch.
Item 2: Interview with Felecca Wilson Taylor, 2009-09-24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Felecca Wison Taylor is the daughter of Hattie Gaines Wilson, who developed the first Black History collection in the state at Fort Hill branch of the Cobb County Library System. The branch was later renamed the Hattie G. Wilson Library in her honor. Ms. Wilson Taylor participated in an early sit-in on the Marietta Square and is active in civil rights activities.
Item 3: Interview with Clara M. Maddox and Albert Mayes, 2009-09-17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Clara Mayes Maddox and Albert Mayes were born in the African American neighborhood of Louisville in Marietta, Georgia. They are longtime members of Zion Baptist Church, where Albert serves as a deacon. Clara worked for the Marietta Housing Authority in the 1960s.
Item 4: Interview with Reverend Walter Moon, 2009-10-08Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Rev. Walter Moon was born in Marietta and graduated from Lemon Street High School. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964, Moon joined the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Marietta. He worked in a variety of positions and locations until he retired as the Manager of Customer Services and Sales for Alabama in 1999. Moon returned to Cobb County, Georgia, in 2002. He accepted a call to the ministry in 1983 and founded the Words of Faith A.M.E. Church in Mableton, Georgia, in 2003. Rev. Moon has been active in the Civil Rights Movement, working with Hugh Grogan in the gerrymandering case that lead to Grogan's election to the Marietta City Council in 1978.
Item 5: Interview with George Williams, 2009-10-05Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
George Williams was born in Marietta, Georgia, and attended Lemon Street High School. He is a longtime member of Zion Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon. Williams was instrumental in organizing financing for the construction of Zion's new chapel, which was constructed in 1978.
Item 6: Interview with Timothy Houston, Sr., 2009-10-03Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Timothy Houston, Sr. is a member of the Acworth Elementary School Council and has served as an alderman for the City of Acworth, Georgia, since 2004. He was born in Acworth and attended the Roberts School. Houston was instrumental in the creation of the Acworth Community Center, which is housed in the former Acworth Rosenwald School building. He is also the Pastor and Founder of the Joshua Gospel Tabernacle in Acworth.
Item 7: Interview with Daphne D. Delk, 2009-11-07Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Daphne Darnell Delk grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She began high school at Lemon Street and transferred to Marietta High School with Treville Grady. Both Delk and Grady were the first African American students to attend Marietta High School. Delk was one of the first African American student to graduate from Marietta High School. Her aunt, Lettie Williams, worked with Hattie Wilson at the Fort Hill Library in Marietta.
Item 8: Interview with Donnie Perry, 2009-10-16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Donnie Perry was born in Blakely, Georgia, and attended Decatur High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, Perry received a Master's degree in Public and Urban Administration and graduated from the Atlanta Law School in 1984. He joined the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP between 1986 and 1987. Perry was on the Board of Directors and acted as Legal Advisor before serving as branch President from 1994 to 1997.
Item 9: Interview with Pastor John C. Woods and Interview with Marjorie Beavers-Woods, 2009-10-13, 2009-11-04Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

John C. Woods was born in Austell, Georgia, and attended Lemon Street High School before transferring to South Cobb High School as part of the integration of schools in Cobb County. Woods joined the Air National Guard after graduation. He served on the Austell Police Department for a short time before joining the Atlanta Police Department in 1973. After retiring from the force in 1997, he obtained a Theological degree in 1999 and became the pastor at New Hope United Methodist Church. In 2005 the church moved from Atlanta to Mableton.

Marjorie Beavers-Woods was born in northwest Atlanta and moved with her family to Mableton in the early 1960s. She attended Pebblebrook High School and was one of first African Americans to graduate from the school in 1971. Beavers-Woods went to work at Fulton National Bank, later Bank of America, immediately after high school.

Item 10: Interview with Helen Hill, 2009-10-22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Helen Hill grew in in Acworth, Georgia. She attended the Roberts School and Lemon Street High School. After graduation, Hill attended the Apex Beauty College on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Her mother, Leonora Harden, owned Harden's Cafe in Acworth and the concession stand at George Washington Carver Beach, a swimming area for African Americans. Mrs. Hill is a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Acworth, Georgia.
Item 11: Interview with David Wilkerson, 2009-12-05Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
David Wilkerson was born in Ft. Dix, New Jersey. After receiving a B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in 1991, he moved to Austell, Georgia. In 2010 Wilkerson was elected to represent the 33rd District in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Item 12: Interview with Claude and Willie Mae Johnson, 2009-10-07, 2009-11-04Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Claude Johnson was born in the Mars Hill area of Acworth, Georgia, and attended the local Roswenwald school. He left school at the age of 14 to work in food service at the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, retiring as a cook after 25 years. He joined Hewlett-Packard afterwards and retired as the head of shipping and receiving after 30 years.

Willie Mae Johnson was born in Marietta, Georgia, but moved to Acworth to live with her grandparents, Lizzie and William Cicero (Bud) Furr, at the age of 8 after the death of her parents. She attended the Rosenwald school in Acworth and Lemon Street High School in Marietta. Mrs. Johnson served as Vice President of the Parent-Teacher Association at the Roberts school. Her aunt and uncle owned Lucy Mae and Price Oliver's Cafe in Acworth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson attend the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Item 13: Interview with Vicki Trammell Cuthbert, 2009-10-15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Vicki Trammell Cuthbert was born in West Point, Georgia. She graduated from Harrison High School as part of the last class before the school system was integrated. Cuthbert earned a full Ford Foundation academic scholarship and graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. She worked as a research associate for the Atlanta University School of Social Work before attending the University of Georgia Law School. Cuthbert worked for a short time for the Georgia Legal Services in Macon, Georgia, before moving to Marietta, Georgia, in 1987. She practiced law in Marietta and in 1988 was appointed by Judge James Bodiford to the Cobb County Magistrate Court, where she served as the court's first African American judge. In 1998 Judge Cuthbert left the Magistrate Court. She joined the Cobb County Juvenile Court as an Advocate in 2004.
Item 14: Interview with Thomas R. Carter, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thomas R. Carter was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended Melrose High School in the Orange Mound community. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957, learning to operate electronic accounting machines (EAM). He was the first African American to attend the IBM Corporation school in Miami, Florida. In 1962 Carter joined Olin Mathison Chemical Company in New York City and studied programming at the RCA Institute. He was the first African American programmer at Olin Mathison, as well as the U.S. Trust Company. After moving to the IBM Corporation plant in Brooklyn, New York, Carter was transferred to IBM's Mohansic Research Laboratory. He was later assigned to an Atlanta facility and moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1976. Carter retired from IBM in 1988. Shortly after moving to Marietta, Carter met Oscar Freeman, President of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP from 1982 to 1986. Due to Carter's efforts, Freeman's NAACP office had one of the first personal computers.
Item 15: Interview with Reginald Hobert Kemp, 2009-10-31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reginald Hobert Kemp was born in Acworth, Georgia, and attended a church school in the Red Rock Community. At the age of 8 his family moved to Marietta, Georgia, and Kemp attended the Liberty Hill Baptist Church school. He left school to work, first at the Kelly Motor Company then the Lockheed-Georgia Company. Kemp was inducted into the U.S. Army, returning to Lockheed-Georgia at the end of his service. He was employed at Lockheed-Georgia for 45 years in a variety of postiions.
Item 16: Interview with Hugh L. Gordon, 2009-11-06Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hugh L. Gordon was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He joined the Army Air Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, flying a Northrup P-61. During fifteen months of combat duty, Gordon earned several decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. On discharge from the Army, he entered Virginia Polytechnic Institute and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1950 and a Master of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1951. Gordon joined the Lockheed-Georgia Company in 1951. He worked in a variety of positions within the company, rising to the position of Director of Personnel. Gordon retired from Lockheed-Georgia in 1988. He was a founding member of the Atlanta Employers’ Voluntary Merit Employment Association (MEA) and the Private Industry Council of Atlanta (PIC). He also served as a Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen from 1974 to 1978.
Item 17: Interview with Winston Strickland, 2009-12-02Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Winston Strickland was born in Paulding County, Georgia, moving with his family to Bartow County in 1954. He graduated from Summer Hill High School. In 1961 he attended Brown Barber College on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Strickland moved to Marietta, Georgia, and started the Eastside Barbershop, which later became Strick's Barbershop. He is also the owner of the restaurant, Strick's Grill. Mr. Strickland has been involved in entrepreneurial activities within the community, including the Future Development Corporation and the establishment of the First Southern Bank in Lithonia, Georgia. He has also served in various leadership positions on the National Board of Barbers.
Item 18: Interview with Deacon Clarence Jasper, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Clarence Jasper was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and moved to Marietta, Georgia, on the death of his parents. He was raised by his grandparents, who originally lived in the Jonesville area of Cobb County. They were relocated to Marietta with the construction of the Bell Aircraft Corporation plant. Mr. Jasper joined the U.S. Army, serving in Europe, Japan, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, before retiring in 1974. He received degrees in Human Resources Administration from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, and History from Georgia State University. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Jasper held a variety of positions, including being a teacher at Carver High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a police officer in East Point, Georgia. In 1999 he became a Bailiff for the Cobb County State Court. Mr. Jasper also serves as a deacon at the Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.
Item 19: Interview with Lt. Colonel Janet Prince, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Janet Prince was born in Mims, Florida. She attended Albany State College and worked as a correctional office for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office before moving to Smyrna, Georgia, in 1990. Since that time she has worked in the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.
Item 20: Interview with Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Rhonda Anderson, 2009-11-12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Rhonda Anderson was born in Cobb County, Georgia. She attended Lemon Street Elementary School and graduated from Marietta High School in 1977. Sgt. Anderson graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice before joining the Cobb County Sheriff's Office in 1983. She was the first African American woman to be hired by the sheriff's office. From 1989 to 2000, Sgt. Anderson worked as a probation office for Cobb County, returning to the Sheriff's Office in 2000. She attends Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marietta, Georgia. Her grandfather, John Henrey Williams, founded the Gem City Cab Company in Cobb County.
Item 21: Interview with Charlie Webb, Jr., 2009-11-16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Charlie Webb, Jr. was born in Woodstock, Georgia and attended the Cherokee County Training School in Canton, Georgia. He worked for the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, Georgia, from 1963 to 2003, working in a variety of positions. After retiring from Lockheed, Mr. Webb began working as a driver for the Marietta Trolley Company. He has lived in Cherokee County since his birth.
Item 22: Interview with Deacon Aubrey Cumberlander, 2009-10-31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Aubrey Cumberlander was born and raised in the Saint John community in Chambers County, Alabama, where his parents grew cotton. He attended the Saint John School, which was a Rosenwald School. Mr. Cumberlander moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1956 and worked in the construction industry. He accepted a postiion at the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, Georgia, in 1981 and worked there until his retirement in 2000. Mr. Cumberlander attends the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. He has served on the church's Board of Trustees and was made a deacon in 1980.
Item 23: Interview with Randolph and Geraldine Scott, 2009-10-26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Randolph Scott was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He received a B.A. in History from Norfolk State University before accepting a teaching position at Central High School in Heathsville, Virginia, which was a predominantly African American school. Dr. Scott was teaching during the integration of the school system and eventually moved to Northumberland High School, which was a predominantly white school. He accepted a position the Job Corps program, working in a variety of locations, and then the National Park Service. His last assignment was with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the first African American Superintendent. Dr. Scott earned an M.S. in Sociology from Atlanta University and in 1990 retired from the park service. He attended the Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Andersonville, Georgia, earning a Ph.D. in Theology. Since that time he has served as the Associate Minister at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Geraldine Scott has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP, participating in community activities, including voter registration and membership drives.

Item 24: Interview with Evelyn Gragg, 2009-10-07Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Evelyn Gragg was born in Acwoth, Georgia, and was raised by her grandmother, Melissa Holmes, from the age of 2. Her father was a trustee for the Rosenwald School in Acworth. She attended a Masonic Hall school in Acworth and Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Mrs. Gragg left school to work in domestic service. She attends Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Acworth, where she worked as a secretary for 20 years. Mrs. Gragg is one of Acworth's longest continuous residents.
Item 25: Interview with Ida Belle Frezzell Minnie, 2009-11-07Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ida Belle Frezzell Minnie was born in Cedar Hill, Tennessee, and grew up in Monessen, Pennsyvania. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and received a B.A. in English and a Master's degree in Education. Ms. Minnie taught school for many years in the Ringgold School District in Washington County, Pennsylvania, before moving to Georgia in 2004. She has been active in advocating for civil rights and attended in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Ms. Minnie is a member of the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.
Item 26: Interview with Josetta O. Walker and Interview with Louis C. Walker, 2009-10-14, 2009-11-11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Josetta Oates Walker was born in Barton, Alabama, attending a Rosenwald elementary school and Cherokee High School. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Tuskegee University in 1966 and joined her husband, Louis, in Marietta, Georgia. Mrs. Walker taught in a variety of schools in Cobb County and City of Marietta schools. She received an Education Specialist degree from the University of West Georgia. In 1988 she was made an Assistant Principal of Marietta High School and was the first female African American administrator in the City of Marietta school system.

Louis C. Walker was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Livingston, Alabama. He attended Sumter County Training School and graduated from Tuskegee University in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in Trade and Industrial Education. Mr. Walker accepted a position with Lemon Street High School in 1965, teaching for one year. In 1966 he was one of three African American teachers who were selected to transfer to Marietta High School in advance of the integration of the school system. Mr. Walker taught Industrial Arts at Marietta High School from 1966 to 1971. He later served as the Coordinator for Vocational Academic Education and later for the Diversified Cooperative Training program. Mr. Walker received a Master's degree in Trade and Industrial Education from the University of Georgia in 1973. Both Josetta and Louis are longtime members of Zion Baptist Church in Marietta.

Item 27: Interview with Susanne Henry, 2009-10-30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Susanne Henry was born and grew up in Mableton, Georgia. Her father was a sharecropper and produce seller and her mother worked at Whittier Cotton Mill. She initially attended Washington Street Elementary School in Austell, Georgia, before the school system was integrated and Harmony-Leland Elementary School afterwards. She has worked at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia, since 2003. Henry is the sister of Mary Ward Cater, Gwendolyn Dillard, and Miriam Culver.
Item 28: Interview with James E. Gober, 2009-10-22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
James E. Gober grew up in the Baptist Town area of Marietta, Georgia, and graduated from Lemon Street High School. He attended Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, and Daniel Payne Junior College in Birmingham, Alabama. While Mr. Gober was in Birmingham he participated in the civil rights movement. His arrest for protesting segregation was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Gober v. City of Birmingham in 1963. He returned to Marietta and has worked in the City of Marietta Dept. of Recreation and the construction industry. Mr. Gober was the first African American male to hold a position in the Urban Renewal Dept. of the Marietta Housing Authority. He was a longtime friend of community activist Hugh Grogan and is married to Grogan's ex-wife, Bettye.
Item 29: Interview with Reverend Dwight Graves, 2009-11-02Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Dwight Graves was born and grew up in Freeman, West Virginia. He attended Bluestar High School, transferring to Bramwell High School with the integration of the school system. After attending Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia, Rev. Graves joined the U.S. Air Force. He served in Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines before coming to Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Graves received a Masters degree in Theology and founded Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church in Marietta, Georgia, in 1997. He has held various leadership positions in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Item 30: Interviews with Mary Ward Cater, 2009-10-29, 2009-11-06Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mary Ward Cater was born in the Scott's Crossing area in Northwest Atlanta and grew up in Mableton, Georgia. Her father was a sharecropper and produce seller and her mother worked at Whittier Cotton Mills. Mrs. Cater attended Washington Street Elementary School in Austell, Georgia, and integrated Lindley Middle School in Mableton, Georgia, in 1969. She attended Pebblebrook High School and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta. Mrs. Cater worked in the mortgage department of Georgia State Bank, later becoming First Union Bank. She has been active in civil rights and community organizations. In 1981 she participated in the reactivation of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP. Mrs. Cater's home was shot in 1983 as part of a racially motivated attack. She is the sister of Susanne Henry, Gwendolyn Dillard, and Miriam Culver.
Item 31: Interview with Reverend A. L. Zollicoffer, 2009-05-01, 2009-11-10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A. L. Zollicoffer was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended West Division High School and North Division High School. After graduation, Zollicoffer joined the U.S. Army. Serving for 2 years, he returned to Milwaukee and worked in a steel mill and tannery. In 1989 Rev. Zollicoffer moved to Marietta, Georgia. He attended Carver Bible Institute & College in Atlanta and received a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University. In 1994 Rev. Zollicoffer became the pastor of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.
Item 32: Interview with John W. Hammond, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
John W. Hammond was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Policital Science, he worked for Congressman Hale Boggs and the Whitney Bank. In 1973 Mr. Hammond graduated from Washington and Lee Law School and moved to Marietta, Georgia. In addition to practicing law, he represented Ward 5 as a member of the Marietta City Council from 1981 to 1990. Hammond also served in the Georgia General Assembly, representing District 20 from 1991 to 1992 and District 32 from 1993 to 1994.
Item 33: Interview with Clara Garrett Jenkins, 2009-10-19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Clara Garrett Jenkins was born in the Happy Flat section of Marietta, Georgia, and grew up in the Baptist Town area. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated in 1951 from the Freedman's Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., which later became the Howard University Division of Nursing. Mrs. Jenkins returned to Marietta and immediately began work at Kennestone Hospital, which was segregated at the time. She was active in the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (Black PTA), during segregation, as well as the Parent Teacher Association after integration.
Item 34: Interview with Don Johnson, 2009-10-20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Don Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri. After earning a Doctorate in Education from the University of Missouri, Mr. Johnson joined the Monsanto Company and lived in Pensacola, Florida, and Charleston, West Virginia. In 1985 he accepted a position with the Lockheed-Georgia Company and moved to Cobb County, Georgia. He started the Don Johnson State Farm Insurance Agency in 1986. Mr. Johnson attends Zion Baptist in Marietta, Georgia, and is a Trustee for the KSU Foundation.
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Gwendolyn Dillard grew up in both Mableton, Georgia, and Scott's Crossing in northwest Atlanta. Although her father's farm was in Mableton, there were no African American schools in the area. Mrs. Dillard spent the school year in Scott's Crossing attending the William J. Scott Elementary School and the summer in Mableton. She was the eldest of 14 children and began assisting with childcare at an early age. Both parents worked at Whittier Cotton Mill as sweepers. At the age of 18 Mrs. Dillard and her sister, Thelma, began working at Whittier as sweepers. After transferring to the mill's cafeteria, she spent 20 years working for various restaurants and cafeterias, including Stouffer's, Howard Johnson, and the Fulton County School System. Mrs. Dillard is the sister of Susanne Henry, Mary Ward Cater, and Miriam Culver.
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Miriam Ward Culver attended the William J. Scott Elementary School in northwest Atlanta and graduated from Archer High School in 1962. She worked for a time as a PBX receptionist before accepting a position as a phlebotomist at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Culver worked as a phlebotomist for 30 years. She is the sister of Susanne Henry, Mary Ward Cater, and Gwendolyn Dillard.
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James G. Bodiford moved to Powder Springs, Georgia, at the age of 5, when his father accepted a position with the Lockheed-Georgia Company in 1954. He attended McEachern High School and graduated from Gordon Military High School in Barnesville, Georgia. Bodiford received a Bachelor's degree from Mercer University and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School. He went into private practice in Marietta, Georgia, and worked as a trial lawyer for the Cobb County District Attorney's Office. Judge Bodiford served on the Powder Springs Municipal Court before accepting an appointment as Cobb County Chief Magistrate Judge, which he held from 1985 to 1994. He was elected to the Cobb County Superior Court in 1994 and served as Chief Judge from 2005 to 2006. Judge Bodiford appointed Vicki Trammell Cuthbert to the Cobb County Magistrate Court in 1988, where she served as the court's first African American judge.
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Anthony Coleman was born in Marietta, Georgia. His grandfather, Amos Kilgore, was a prominent businessman in the African American community. Coleman attended Marietta High School and North Cobb High School. He was elected to the Marietta City Council in 2001 as a representative for Ward 5. Oscar Freeman, President of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP from 1982 to 1986, served as Mr. Coleman's campaign manager. He has the same seat held by Hugh Grogan, who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Mr. Coleman has served on the Executive Board of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and is an Associate Minister at the Vision for Souls Family Worship Center in Mableton, Georgia.
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Adele Grubbs was born in the East End of London and attended law school in England. She moved to Cobb County, Georgia, in the mid-1960s with her husband, who accepted a position as an aerospace engineer with the Lockheed-Georgia Company. Grubbs went into private practice in Cobb County before serving as the first female District Attorney. In 1995 she was appointed by Judge Dorothy Robinson to serve on the Juvenile Court. Judge Grubb was elected to the Superior Court in 2000.
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Reece Grogan was born in New York City and moved with his family to Marietta, Georgia, in 1971 or 1972. He is the youngest son of community activist, Hugh Grogan, Jr., who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Hugh Grogan represented Ward 5 and won the seat after successfully challenging redistricting in the case, Grogan v. Hunter. At the time of the interview, Reece Grogan lived in Atlanta, Georgia. His brother is Hugh Grogan, III.
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Hugh Grogan III was born in New York City and moved with his family to Marietta, Georgia, in 1971 or 1972. He is the oldest son of community activist, Hugh Grogan, Jr., who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Hugh Grogan, Jr. represented Ward 5 and won the seat after successfully challenging redistricting in the case, Grogan v. Hunter.

Hugh Grogan III graduated from Marietta High School. Before receiving a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he interned at the Cobb County Solicitor's Office under Philip Goldstein. Grogan worked for Cobb County Pretrial Court Services before moving with his wife to Memphis, Tennessee. He has worked for pretrial court services in Shelby County, Tennessee, and Memphis. At the time of the interview, Hugh Grogan lived in Memphis. His brother is Reece Grogan.


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