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.
Interview with Winston Strickland transcript, 2009-12-02, 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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