Oral History Interview: Donaldson, Vickie, 1991-11-12

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Title

Oral History Interview: Donaldson, Vickie, 1991-11-12

Interviewee

Donaldson, Vickie

Birth Year

1940s approximately

Birth Place

Florida

Rutgers graduating class

1972
1982

Interviewer

Gilbert, Cohen

Location of interview

Newark, NJ

Date Created

12 November 1991

Description

Vickie Donaldson was the most prominent woman in the Black Organization of Students (BOS) and played an instrumental role in the organizaing activities surrounding the 1969 takeover of Conklin Hall. She grew up in Florida and moved with her mother in Newark in 1967. At Rutgers, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the campus NAACP chapter before gravitating to the BOS. She graduated from Rutgers-Newark College of Art and Sciences (NCAS) in 1972 with a degree in black studies and sociology. In 1974 she went on to obtain a graduate degree in political theory. She received her law degree from Rutgers in 1982. Since then, Vickie has served as the General Counsel to the Board of Education in Newark, as the town prosecutor in Orange, New Jersey, and is now practicing law in Newark.

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Subject

Black Organization of Students (BOS)
Rutgers University-Newark
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
Civil Rights Movement

Collection

Rutgers-Newark in the 1960s and 1970s Oral History Collection (R-MC 024)

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Rights

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Identifier

SCUA-RNOH-Donaldson

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