The HistoryMakers video oral history with James Donaldson.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 51 min., 21 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Donaldson, James A., -- 1941- -- Interviews.
Donaldson, James.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with James Donaldson
James Donaldson
Other authors / contributors:Donaldson, James A., 1941- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2013 March 28.
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Summary:Mathematician James A. Donaldson was born in 1941, on a farm in Madison County, Florida as one of eleven children to parents Audrey Brown and Oliver Donaldson. After graduating from high school, Donaldson enrolled at Lincoln University near Oxford, Pennsylvania, and graduated from there in 1961, with his A.B. degree in mathematics. He continued his studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he received his M.S. degree in mathematics in 1963, and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1965. In 1972, Donaldson was named chairman of the Howard University Department of Mathematics. During his tenure there, Donald oversaw the hiring of new tenured faculty and the development and inauguration of the first and only Ph.D. degree-granting mathematics program at a historically black college or university. He received the Lincoln University Alumni Achievement Award in 1986 and was the National Institute of Science's memorial lecturer in 1989.