Over four hundred people from across southeastern New England came out tonight for a dialogue with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum in the Nelson Field House.
The crowd included educators from dozens of schools, public and private, from early childhood to university-level.
Dr. Tatum’s presentation was followed by a lively question and answer period, and she stayed well past 9pm signing books and greeting well-wishers.
Her presentation was streamed live on Facebook and can be viewed there. If the embedded video above does not play, go directly to this link.
Dr. Tatum is a psychologist, scholar, and longtime friend of the Gordon School who served as president of Spelman College for thirteen years. She has met with Gordon students, faculty and parents several times over the past twenty years, first speaking at Gordon in 2010 and welcoming Gordon eighth graders to Spelman's campus as part of Gordon's annual Civil Rights Trip to Georgia and Alabama. Her books include the classic “'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' And Other Conversations About Race."