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George Cobbs: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Cobbs, George
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
George Cobbs: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Abstract:
George Cobbs was born in Arkansas in 1936 but raised in Oakland, California. His father worked for the Naval Supply Center in Oakland before George joined the ILWU in the 1960s. While a longshoreman, Cobbs took many assignments at the Oakland Army Base and while there was in a position to observe the impact of the Vietnam War, the rise of intermodal shipping, and the closure of the base.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
b17716178
Rights:
Cobbs, George. "George Cobbs: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Jess Rigelhaupt in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2008.