Beverly Daniel Tatum

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President, Spelman College

Nominated By: Raymond Wlodkowski

Beverly Daniel Tatum is a scholar, an educator, and a leader in education. She is a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America. She is recognized as the most prominent promoter of racial identity development theory. This theory, a positive sense of one’s self as a member of one’s group is vital to psychological well-being, is proclaimed as a vital means to resolve multicultural issues in education and society. Her research includes the study of racial identity development in teens, the impact of race on classroom dynamics, and the experiences of black families in white communities.

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