Type: Public event

Speechifying: Celebrating the Words & Legacy of Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Hosted at Spelman College


Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Johnetta Betsch Cole, Erica Lorraine Williams

Date & time

Sep 19, 2023, 6:00-8:00 pm EDT

Join Drs. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and Erica Lorraine Williams for a special book launch event at Spelman College. Books will be available for purchase.

Speechifying: The Words and Legacy of Johnnetta Betsch Cole collects the most important speeches of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole—noted Black feminist anthropologist, the first Black female president of Spelman College, former director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art, and former chair and president of the National Council of Negro Women. Her inspirational and insightful speeches have been compiled and curated by two noted academic leaders, each of them former students of Dr. Cole: University of Michigan sociologist, dean, and Spelman alumna Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Spelman anthropologist Erica Lorraine Williams.

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