Alfred Jackson was born on February 17, 1926 in Jasper County, Georgia. Alfred's family worked as tenant farmers up into the 1950's and mainly farmed cotton. He attended the Noonday School, Mount Zion, and Lemon Street High School (Perkinson High). During WW II he served on the navy ship USS Portland. He received a set of photographs of the Japanese generals surrendering on the Portland on 2 September 1945. These photographs were destroyed but all are available on the Naval Historical Center of the U.S. Navy website. After serving in the Navy, Alfred worked at the Dobbins Air Force Base for about 14 years. This oral history interview covers a variety of topics, including education during the early twentieth century, agriculture, cemeteries in Cobb County, Navy service, and work at the Dobbins Air Force Base.
Interview with Alfred Jackson, 1987-08-11, Cobb County oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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