A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum: Where Do We Go from Here? | Hartford Seminary

A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum: Where Do We Go from Here?

Join us to hear the Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Watts, Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life, in conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, MA ’00, author of the bestselling classic on racism, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race.

This conversation is a continuation of Hartford Seminary’s examination of the question: Where do we go from here? Part One took place on Friday, June 5, with the Rev. Dr. Watts and a panel of faith leaders discussing how we move forward in addressing foundational racism and injustice in the United States. That webinar can be accessed at this link.

Dr. Tatum is best known at the author of a seminal book on race relations and the President Emerita of Spelman College. She earned one of her two master’s degree at Hartford Seminary in 2000 and spoke about the importance of her time at the Seminary in a talk she gave in 2017 during a tour to promote the 20th anniversary edition of the book.

“The book is the product of my Hartford Seminary education,” she said during her lecture.

The book is now on Amazon’s bestseller list, and Dr. Tatum is in high demand as a speaker about race and racism in our society.

The Zoom link for this webinar will be sent when you register.

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About Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is the author of the best-selling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, now in its 20th anniversary edition.

A thought-leader in higher education, she was the 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award and the 2014 recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. Dr. Tatum holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Michigan, and a M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.

For more about Dr. Tatum, please visit her website.

About the Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Watts

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin K. Watts  is a 1995 graduate of Hartford Seminary where he received the Doctor of Ministry Benjamin K. Watts headshotdegree with distinction upon submission of the project entitled, “Understanding & Using Africentrism in Strengthening & Revitalizing the Mission of the Black Church: Analysis & Models.” Dr. Watts is a 1986 graduate of Yale University Divinity School where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Dr.  Watts completed his undergraduate work at Selma University in Selma, Alabama and Alabama A & M, receiving a BA in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy.

Dr. Watts is Director of the Black Ministries Program and a Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life. He has worked to understand the relevance of race and culture in marginalized communities beyond their religious hegemony.

Dr. Watts is also the Senior Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church of New London, Connecticut, where he has served for more than 26 years. He was elevated and consecrated to the sacred office of Bishop by the International Bishops Conference in 2008. He is a member of the Churches Covered and Connected in Covenant (CCCC). Dr. Watts offers courses in the following areas: The Essential Writings of Howard Thurman, Black Theology, Pastoral Counseling, Ministry in a Muticultural World (team taught with Dr. M.T. Winter) and the Art of Preaching.

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