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 and Powder Springs High 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.
Interview with Reginald Hobert Kemp transcript, 2009-10-31, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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