Randolph Scott was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He received a B.A. in History from Norfolk State University before accepting a teaching position at Central High School in Heathsville, Virginia, which was a predominantly African American school. Dr. Scott was teaching during the integration of the school system and eventually moved to Northumberland High School, which was a predominantly white school. He accepted a position the Job Corps program, working in a variety of locations, and then the National Park Service. His last assignment was with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the first African American Superintendent. Dr. Scott earned an M.S. in Sociology from Atlanta University and in 1990 retired from the park service. He attended the Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Andersonville, Georgia, earning a Ph.D. in Theology. Since that time he has served as the Associate Minister at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. Geraldine Scott has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP, participating in community activities, including voter registration and membership drives.
Interview with Randolph and Geraldine Scott transcript, 2009-10-26, 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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