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.
Afterword: The Transcendent Voice of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Erica Lorraine Williams, 2023. "Afterword: The Transcendent Voice of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole", Speechifying: The Words and Legacy of Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Erica Lorraine Williams
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The afterword is revised from a transcript of a recording of a conversation between Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Erica Lorraine Williams. It situates “when and where we enter” in terms of their connection to Johnnetta Betsch Cole and her work. The afterword also reflects on the expansiveness of Cole's career and her impact in policy circles, and offers final reflections on the significance of speechifying as a form of ambassadorship and as a unifying call to action.