Anthony Coleman was born in Marietta, Georgia. His grandfather, Amos Kilgore, was a prominent businessman in the African American community. Coleman attended Marietta High School and North Cobb High School. He was elected to the Marietta City Council in 2001 as a representative for Ward 5. Oscar Freeman, President of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP from 1982 to 1986, served as Mr. Coleman's campaign manager. He has the same seat held by Hugh Grogan, who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Mr. Coleman has served on the Executive Board of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and is an Associate Minister at the Vision for Souls Family Worship Center in Mableton, Georgia.
Interview with Anthony Coleman transcript, 2009-11-23, 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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