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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Color My Soldier: Chronicles of the Black Veteran Experience

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November 9, 2022



MARIETTA - Join the Marietta History Center as it continues its Diverse Cobb programming. Diverse Cobb programming focuses on many facets of local black history with the goal of educating the community on overlooked, difficult, and complex topics. Continuing over the month of November, MHC will be showing Color My Soldier.  

Color My Soldier is a series of brand-new oral history interviews featuring black Cobb County veterans who wanted to share their stories of triumph and tragedy. This series, by Lemon Street Chronicles & Color My Teacher creator, Tim Penn, honors those who served by listening and learning from their shared experiences. All interviews will be available to watch on the Marietta History Center YouTube channel in the future.

The Marietta History Center is proud to be showcasing a new veteran interview each week. Special thanks to American Legion Post 296, Paul Kelly Jr., Carla Thomas, and post Commander Napoleon Parker Jr.

Veterans showcased: 

Clinton Jones – United States Army & Reverend Jerry Dodd – United States Army

Vonna Wallace – United States Air Force

Jessie Bonner Sr. – United States Air Force 

Commander Napoleon Parker Jr. – United States Army.

The Center includes access to Marietta 1899: Color Captured in Black & White. This special exhibit highlights the photography of New York photographer James Shaw and his visit to Marietta in the spring of 1899. The exhibit showcases never-before-seen, diverse images of the Marietta Square, the Marietta National Cemetery, Kennesaw Avenue, Kennesaw Mountain, and rural Cobb County. 

Where: The Marietta History Center

              1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

When: November 1st – November 30th, 2022

             Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for Seniors (55+) and Students, MHC Members, Children under 5, and those with a military ID are FREE

Questions or want more info? Contact the Center at 770-794-5710 or check out our website at

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