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Bobby J. Donaldson

Associate Professor of History; Director Center for Civil Rights History and Research, University of South Carolina

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Professor Donaldson received his undergraduate degree in History and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and his Ph.D. in American History from Emory University where he served on the staff of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project. Previously, he held the Thurgood Marshall Fellowship at Dartmouth College and the Susan Biddle Ford Fellowship at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Professor Donaldson leads the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina He also serves as the lead scholar for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a documentary history initiative that chronicles the struggle for civil rights and social justice in Columbia.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina