Huston Cobb was drafted into the military at age 18. He spend his 2 years in service at Pearl Harbor, from 1944 to 1946. When he entered, the military was still segregated, but during his time there the segregation was officially ended in the military.
In 1947, Mr. Cobb was married and began working at TVA in Alabama. He was there for 40 years, during which time he witnessed the ending of the segregation of workers there. As a black man he faced many challenges there, but he overcame them and eventually became a foreman at TVA.
Then in 1990 Mr. Cobb entered the political arena, running for the position of state representative. Though he did not win the race, he gained recognition by the Board of Trustees at the University of North Alabama, who were looking for a minority to fill a vacant position. So Huston Cobb was appointed to a 12-year term as a Trustee for the University of North Alabama, which lasted until 2004.
Mr. Cobb has lived a very eventful life, and has many fascinating tales to tell. We hope you enjoy listening to his story.