Oral History: Roper, Richard, 1991

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Oral History: Roper, Richard, 1991
Interviewee
Roper, Richard
Birth Year
1945
Birth Place
Florida - DeLand
Rutgers Graduating Class
1968
Interviewer
Cohen, Gilbert
Location of Interview
Maplewood, NJ
Date Created
30 October 1991
Description
Richard Roper graduated from Rutgers-Newark with a bachelor's degree in economics and completed a master's in public affairs at Princeton University. During his years at Rutgers-Newark, he served first as the president of the NAACP chapter, and then as co-founder and president of the Black Organization of Students (BOS), which was organized out of the time of social unrest following the Newark Riots and an era of civil rights struggle. After college Roper held a number of positions in Newark and federal government. He was a legislative aide and lobbyist for Newark's first African-American mayor, Kenneth Gibson, served as director of the Office of Newark Studies, was appointed special assistant to the secretary of commerce, Juanita Kreps under the Carter Administration, and served for 12 years as assistant dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Collection
Rutgers-Newark in the 1960s and 1970s Oral History Collection (R-MC 024)
Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Rights
Rutgers University owns the copyright in this work. You may make use of this resource, with proper attribution, for noncommercial educational, scholarly, or research purposes only. Please contact Rutgers University Libraries to obtain permission for other uses.
Identifier
SCUA-RNOH-Roper
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