Race and Higher Education
Beberly Daniel Tatum talked about “In Search of Wisdom: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders for Leadership in a Changing… read more
Beberly Daniel Tatum talked about “In Search of Wisdom: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders for Leadership in a Changing Democracy.” Professor Tatum is the president of Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia. She talked about race and education, including programs at Spelman College. One theme was the relationship between wisdom and social justice. Recent events in Jena, Louisiana, provided an example. Topics included the changing demographics of the country and the problem of people not learning to negotiate divergent groups while growing up in segregated communities. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
Beverly Daniel Tatum’s latest book is Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation, published by Beacon Press. She is also the author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race and Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community. close
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