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dc.contributorScott, Thomas Allan (1943- )
dc.contributor.authorFried, William Travis
dc.contributor.otherDillard, Gwendolyn Ward (1934-2011)
dc.coverage.spatialFulton County
dc.identifier.citationInterview with Gwendolyn Dillard transcript, 2009-10-30, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
dc.descriptionGwendolyn Dillard grew up in both Mableton, Georgia, and Scott's Crossing in northwest Atlanta. Although her father's farm was in Mableton, there were no African American schools in the area. Mrs. Dillard spent the school year in Scott's Crossing attending the William J. Scott Elementary School and the summer in Mableton. She was the eldest of 14 children and began assisting with childcare at an early age. Both parents worked at Whittier Cotton Mill as sweepers. At the age of 18 Mrs. Dillard and her sister, Thelma, began working at Whittier as sweepers. After transferring to the mill's cafeteria, she spent 20 years working for various restaurants and cafeterias, including Stouffer's, Howard Johnson, and the Fulton County School System. Mrs. Dillard is the sister of Susanne Henry, Mary Ward Cater, and Miriam Culver.
dc.publisherKennesaw State University Archives
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dc.subjectCobb County (Ga.) -- Race relations.
dc.subjectDillard, Gwendolyn Ward (1934-2011)
dc.subjectFulton County Mill (Atlanta, Ga.) -- History.
dc.subjectOral histories.
dc.subjectWhittier Cotton Mill (Atlanta, Ga.) -- History.
dc.titleInterview with Gwendolyn Dillard transcript

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    The Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series consists of forty-one oral history interviews done with a variety of people across Cobb County. The purpose of the project is to collect personal experiences of people with the Cobb County Branch and its predecessor, the Marietta Branch, of the NAACP, as well as the Civil Rights movement in Cobb County, Georgia.

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