• College/Year: DC '66
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Davis, Betty (September 27, 2016)
  • Military Branch & Unit: Peace Corps
  • Women in the Service: Other: Served in Nigeria in 1966


Betty Davis was born in 1944 in Washington, D.C.  She grew up in Jersey City and Orange, graduating from Orange High School in 1962.

From 1962 to 1966, Betty Davis attended Douglass College and majored in political science.  She was active in the local NAACP group.  In the interview, she describes her years at Douglass, including her experiences of being an African American student at Rutgers University.

After graduating in 1966, Betty Davis joined the Peace Corps and served in Nigeria.

She settled in Toronto, Canada and has spent her career working in computer programming.  

Betty Davis' interview is part of a series of interviews called Black on the Banks, named for a conference in 2015 that featured African American alumni of Rutgers University during the 1960s.