March 15, 2017Former Spelman president is 2017 Haas Center Distinguished Visitor Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College, will spend spring quarter at Stanford as the Haas Center Distinguished Visitor. She will deliver the Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on April 5.
By Debra Tisoy Pacio
Beverly Daniel Tatum, acclaimed author and president emerita of Spelman College, will visit Stanford in the spring quarter as this year’s Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor.
On April 5, Tatum will deliver the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Public Service and the University, titled “Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Campus Conversations about Race in the 21st Century.” During her time on campus, she will engage in seminars and meet with students, faculty and community organizations.
Beverly Daniel Tatum (Image credit: J.D. Scott)
Tatum served as president of Spelman College from 2002 to 2015. Widely known for her expertise in race relations, she is the author of several books, including Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. An update to her bestselling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race, will be released in fall 2017, marking the 20th anniversary of its initial publication. Tatum holds a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University, an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, and an MA in religious studies from Hartford Seminary.
“Dr. Tatum is a nationally recognized authority on issues of race and identity in the United States, and students and faculty are eager to learn from her scholarship, experience and example as we prepare the next generation of civic leaders to address national and global issues,” said Provost Persis Drell.
Tatum’s honors include the Brock International Prize for Innovation in Education …