Donald Gayton Phelps (Donald Gayton Phelps)

Donald Gayton Phelps

Educator, civil rights activist. He was the first black chancellor of the Seattle Community College and, in 1988, became chancellor of the nation’s largest and most diverse community-college district in Los Angeles. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, he was a commentator for KOMO 4 television and radio (Seattle) speaking regularly on race relations. He taught in the community-college leadership program at the University of Texas (Austin) until his death. (bio by: Deleon Todd)

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  • July, 22, 1929
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