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Beverly Daniel Tatum

President Emerita, Spelman College

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is the 2017 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.  She is 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.  A thought-leader in higher education, she was a 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award and  the 2014 recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.  She and her husband, Dr. Travis Tatum, are the parents of two sons.

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