In Memoriam: Cleveland Donald Jr. (1946-2012)

Cleveland Donald Jr., longtime educator and the second African American after James Meredith to graduate from the University of Mississippi, died late last month at his home in New Milford, Connecticut. He was 65 years old.

Dr. Donald was a native of Newton, Mississippi. He attended Tougaloo College but after a year transferred to the University of Mississippi in 1964. He graduated in 1966 with a degree in history. He held a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

During his career, Donald taught at the University of Texas, the State University of New York, the University of Massachusetts and at Ole Miss. He was a professor and director of the Waterbury campus of the University of Connecticut.


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