Interview: Sanks King, Vivian, 1991


Resource class
Interview: Sanks King, Vivian, 1991
Sanks King, Vivian
Birth Year
1940s approximately
Birth Place
Newark, New Jersey
Rutgers Graduating Class
Cohen, Gilbert
Location Created
Newark, New Jersey
Date Created
19 November 1991
Vivian Sanks King was a member of the NAACP while enrolled at Rutgers-Newark, but migrated toward the more militant Black Organization of Students (BOS), and became an active leader. She graduated in 1970 with a political science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-Newark, and in 1985 completed her law degree at Seton Hall Law School. She served as General Counsel for the University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) before going into private practice and has received numerous awards and honors for her dedicated service in law and policy. She presently serves on the Boards of Leadership Newark, New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, New Jersey Women and AIDS Network, the Garden State Bar Association, and is past chair of the Community Health Law Project.
Source Project Description
This interview is part of an oral history project that Rutgers University librarian Gil Cohen conducted in the early 1990s. The project documented the city of Newark and Rutgers University-Newark as they were in the 1960s and 1970s. The audio recordings and transcripts for this collection have been fully digitized by Rutgers University Libraries.
Rutgers University Archives, a division of Special Collections and University Archives, located at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
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Place Mentioned
Newark, New Jersey