Rhonda Anderson was born in Cobb County, Georgia. She attended Lemon Street Elementary School and graduated from Marietta High School in 1977. Sgt. Anderson graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice before joining the Cobb County Sheriff's Office in 1983. She was the first African American woman to be hired by the sheriff's office. From 1989 to 2000, Sgt. Anderson worked as a probation office for Cobb County, returning to the Sheriff's Office in 2000. She attends Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marietta, Georgia. Her grandfather, John Henrey Williams, founded the Gem City Cab Company in Cobb County.
Interview with Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Rhonda Anderson transcript, 2009-11-12, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973-, KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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