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The Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series consists of forty transcripts of 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. Click on the "Rare MLK European Footage" link under "Learn More" to see a 1962 Belgium interview with Dr. Martin Luther King.


Copies of the interview transcripts and the original complete audio recordings have been placed on deposit in the Kennesaw State University Department 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 interviews are available in bound and digital pdf/a formats. Please contact the KSU Department of Archives for the complete audio interviews. 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. The photo is from the Kennesaw State University Dept. of Archives, Special Collections, & Records Management.

Oral History of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and Civil Rights Activities in Cobb County, Georgia (audio excerpts) Kennesaw State University

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The Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series consists of forty transcripts of 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. Click on the "Rare MLK European Footage" link under "Learn More" to see a 1962 Belgium interview with Dr. Martin Luther King.


Copies of the interview transcripts and the original complete audio recordings have been placed on deposit in the Kennesaw State University Department 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 interviews are available in bound and digital pdf/a formats. Please contact the KSU Department of Archives for the complete audio interviews. 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. The photo is from the Kennesaw State University Dept. of Archives, Special Collections, & Records Management.

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