Cobb County civil rights oral history project culminates with gift to KSU Archives
MEDIA ADVISORY Event to mark donation of papers belonging to Marietta’s first black…
Georgia (Jul 28, 2010) —
KENNESAW, Ga. (July 28, 2010) — Kennesaw State University will celebrate thecompletion of an oral history project conducted by KSU students and the Cobb County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) this Friday, July 30. The event also will celebrate the donation of a collection of the papers of the late Hugh Grogan, Marietta’s first black council member, elected in 1977.
- Reece Grogan, son of Hugh Grogan, who will sign the deed of gift
- Cobb County residents who were interviewed for the oral history project
- Tom Scott, oral historian and KSU history professor, and history students
- Deane Bonner, president, Cobb County branch of the NAACP
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.