Interview with Gwendolyn Dillard, 2009 October 30

Collection:
Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series
Title:
Interview with Gwendolyn Dillard, 2009 October 30
Creator:
Fried, William Travis
Contributor to Resource:
Dillard, Gwendolyn Ward, 1934-2011
Scott, Thomas Allan, 1943-
Publisher:
Interview with Gwendolyn Dillard, 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.
Date of Original:
2009-10-30
Subject:
African American women--Georgia--Cobb County--Interviews
Cobb County (Ga.)--Race relations
Oral histories
Transcripts
Dillard, Gwendolyn Ward, 1934-2011--Interviews
Fulton County Mill (Atlanta, Ga.)--History
Whittier Cotton Mill (Atlanta, Ga.)--History
People:
Dillard, Gwendolyn Ward, 1934-2011
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, 33.79025, -84.46702
United States, Georgia, Cobb County, 33.94147, -84.57667
Medium:
oral histories (literary works)
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Gwendolyn 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.
Interviewed by William Travis Fried in Marietta, Georgia on October 30, 2009.
Local Identifier:
ksu-45-05-001-07035
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/11360/278
Language:
eng
Rights Holder:
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Holding Institution:
Kennesaw State University. Department of Archives, Rare Books and Records Management
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