Oral History: Donaldson, Vickie, 1991


Oral History: Donaldson, Vickie, 1991
Donaldson, Vickie
Birth Year
1940s approximately
Birth Place
Florida - Florida
Rutgers Graduating Class
Cohen, Gilbert
Location of Interview
New Jersey - Newark
Date Created
12 November 1991
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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