Beverly Daniel Tatum
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Discussion, Q&A, and book signing
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator. From 2002
to 2015, Tatum served as the ninth president of Spelman College, the oldest historically
black women’s college in the United States. Tatum is the author of the widely acclaimed
book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations
about Race, in which she argues that Americans are reluctant to talk about issues of race and
racism. Tatum has toured extensively, leading workshops and presenting papers and
lectures on racial identity development. In 2014, Tatum received the Award for Outstanding
Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, the highest honor presented by the American Psychological
Association. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
The new twentieth anniversary revised edition of the bestselling book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race will be available for sale at the Skidmore Shop and at the event.
Tickets are required for this event, and will be available at the Zankel box office. The event is free to Skidmore students, staff, and faculty. Tickets will be provided exclusively to the Skidmore community until October 6, then opened to the general public.