- Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series
- Interview with James E. Gober, 2009 October 22
- Drysdale, Jessica Renee
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- Lutz, Jay
Gober, James E.
Scott, Thomas Allan, 1943-
- Interview with James E. Gober, 2009-10-22, 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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- Civil rights movements--Georgia--Marietta--Hisotry
African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
Marietta (Ga.)--Politics and government
Marietta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Gober, James E.--Interviews
- Gober, James E.
Grogan, Hugh Lewis, 1937-
- United States, Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta, 33.952602, -84.5499327
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- James E. Gober grew up in the Baptist Town area of Marietta, Georgia, and graduated from Lemon Street High School. He attended Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, and Daniel Payne Junior College in Birmingham, Alabama. While Mr. Gober was in Birmingham he participated in the civil rights movement. His arrest for protesting segregation was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Gober v. City of Birmingham in 1963. He returned to Marietta and has worked in the City of Marietta Dept. of Recreation and the construction industry. Mr. Gober was the first African American male to hold a position in the Urban Renewal Dept. of the Marietta Housing Authority. He was a longtime friend of community activist Hugh Grogan and is married to Grogan's ex-wife, Bettye.
Interviewed by Jessica Drysdale and Jay Lutz in Marietta, Georgia on October 22, 2009.
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