Johnnetta Betsch Cole

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Johnnetta Betsch Cole (born October 19, 1936) is an American academic. Cole was the first African American female president of Spelman College from 1987-1997. She was president of Bennett College from 2002-2007. She is currently serving as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.


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  • ''The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.''
    Johnnetta Betsch Cole (b. 1936), African American educator. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). At this time, Cole was the Presi...
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