Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture: Dr. Beverly Tatum H’06

Beverly Tatum

February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum H'06, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Her thirteen years as the president of Spelman College (2002-2015) were marked by innovation and growth and her visionary leadership was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award.

The author of several books including the best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race and Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007), Dr. Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, strategies for creating inclusive campus environments, and higher education leadership. Dr. Tatum is also a 2006 honorary degree recipient from Bowdoin College.