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Beverly Tatum named winner of 2017-18 Gittler Prize by Brandeis

Beverly Tatum

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on racial identity and resegregation in America, has been named the 2017-18 winner of the Gittler Prize by Brandeis. Tatum will visit campus for a residency and award ceremony in October 2018.

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, established in 2007, recognizes outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations.

Tatum was president of Spelman College from 2002 until her retirement in 2015, when she was named president emeritus. Her 1997 book, “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race,” is a critically acclaimed national bestseller. Tatum is also the author of “Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community,” published in 1987 and “Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation,” published in 2007. She has conducted workshops and spoken on issues of racial identity across the country.

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Categories: Campus News
Date: August 11, 2017