Johnnetta Betsch Cole, author and editor of numerous books, is President Emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges, Director Emerita of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art, and former Chair and President of the National Council of Negro Women. She lives in Florida.
Erica Lorraine Williams, 2023. "The Practical Ethics of Johnnetta Betsch Cole: The Life of a Black Feminist Anthropologist", Speechifying: The Words and Legacy of Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Erica Lorraine Williams
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In the summer of 2018, Erica Lorraine Williams interviewed Johnnetta Betsch Cole at the annual Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute, held at Spelman College. Reprinted from the journal Feminist Anthropology, this conversation offers an opportunity for readers to reflect on the insights and wisdom that Cole has to offer a new generation of engaged Black feminist anthropologists in a time of increasing neoliberalization and corporatization of the academy.