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Featured Historical Images Photograph of the Lemon Street School's Class of 1901Photograph of the Class of 1901
Marietta, Georgia
Courtesy Georgia Archives,
Vanishing Georgia Collection

Photograph of the last Sunday morning service
in old building of the Zion Baptist ChurchPhotograph of the last Sunday morning service in old building of the Zion Baptist Church
January 1, 1978
Courtesy Georgia Archives,
Vanishing Georgia Collection

Featured Unsung Hero:
Hugh Grogan
Hugh Lewis Grogan, Jr. was the first African-American Marietta City Councilmember, served as the president of the Marietta chapter of the NAACP, and spearheaded many efforts to integrate the political, educational, cultural, and social arenas in Cobb County. Learn more about Mr. Grogan's life and work:
Interview, Georgia Room

Obituary (AJC)
New Georgia Encyclopedia Entry:

Cobb African American Connection

The Cobb African American Connection is a growing collection of materials highlighting the cultural life and contributions of people of African descent in Marietta and Cobb County. It contains materials that highlight the historical, social, civic, religious, economic, and cultural life of African Americans. The collection is located in the Central Library's Georgia Room. These materials do not circulate and are not available through interlibrary loan.

This emerging collection contains books, microfilm, microfiche, and periodicals. Unique resources in the collection include photographs, personal papers and primary source materials of notable individuals and organizations in Cobb County's African American community.

We accept donations of photographs, books, personal papers and other primary source materials that document the African American experience in Cobb County and in Georgia.

Read more about our African American History Month events »

For more information please call (770) 528-2333.

Recommended Websites and Databases

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African American Authors of Georgia
The Cobb County Public Library System has compiled a list of African American authors who were born in Georgia or have lived in Georgia for at least five years. The list is printable and links to the library’s holdings by the authors cited.

Local Resources and Places of Interest