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dc.contributor.authorScott, Thomas Allan (1943- )
dc.contributor.otherThomas, Michael W.
dc.coverage.spatialCobb County, Georgia.
dc.coverage.spatialMarietta, Georgia.
dc.identifier.citationInterview with Michael W. Thomas, 2018-04-17, Cobb County oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.en_US
dc.descriptionMichael W. Thomas is a third-generation resident of Cobb County, Georgia. His father, Marion Thomas, spent a career in the Air Force, was a supply management officer at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, and in 1971 was the first African American to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Marietta Housing Authority. The Marion Thomas Collection is housed in the KSU Archives. As a second-grader in 1966 Michael was one of the first African American students to integrate the previously all-white Hickory Hills Elementary School in Marietta. He was class president when he graduated in 1977 from Marietta High School. After attending Kennesaw College briefly, Michael Thomas made a career in data processing, sales, and customer relationship management, serving as national president of the CRM Association and working for a variety of national companies, most recently Microsoft Corporation. His community service includes serving as a board member and teaching classes for the Diverse Cobb series of the Marietta Museum of History.en_US
dc.description.abstractOral history interview with third-generation Cobb Countian Michael W. Thomas.en_US
dc.publisherKennesaw State University Archivesen_US
dc.rightsThe digital reproductions on this site are provided for research consultation and scholarly purposes only. To request permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material in any format outside of fair use please contact the Kennesaw State University Archives.
dc.subjectThomas, Michael W.
dc.subjectCobb County (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
dc.subjectMarietta City Schools (Marietta, Ga.).
dc.subjectOral histories.
dc.subjectThomas, Marion.
dc.titleInterview with Michael W. Thomasen_US

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  • Cobb County Oral History Series
    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 interviews are still being conducted. The interviewees were people of various backgrounds from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, and Fulton counties.
  • North and Northwest Georgia Regional History
    Oral histories pertaining to history of North and Northwest Georgia.

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