As part of the Cobb County Public Library System’s celebration of African American History Month, we’re shining the light on several trailblazers in our community. You’ll likely recognize some of these names and faces! Please join us in celebrating these important firsts in Cobb County history.

Mrs. Donna Session, First African American Cheerleader, Marietta High School
Mrs. Helen Poyer, First African American Library Director, Cobb County Public Library System
Dr. Jackie McMorris, First African American Public Services Agency Director, Cobb County Government
Mr. David Hankerson, First African American County Manager, Cobb County Government
In Memory of Mrs. Bernice Franklin, First African American Library Trustee, Cobb County Public Library System
Shan Cooper, First African American Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company


African American History Month: Celebrating Firsts