Women Across the Disciplines: Keynote by Dr. Johnnetta Cole
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Chair & President of the National Council of Negro Women, will offer a keynote lecture on how collections like the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection ensure that activist history and strategies are communicated across the generations. This keynote is the opening program for a symposium on Women Across the Disciplines, which is held in association with the exhibit "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection."
6pm: Exhibit Preview and Reception, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library
7pm: Keynote by Dr. Johnnetta Cole
Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
Welcoming remarks by Paula McClain, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Duke University
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole is a Principal Consultant with Cook Ross, Inc. Previously she served for eight years as the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Recently, she was named the seventh President and Board Chair of The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).
Dr. Cole holds a Ph.D. in anthropology with a specialization in African Studies from Northwestern University. After holding teaching and administrative positions in anthropology, women's studies and African American studies at several colleges and universities, she served as the president of both of the historically Black colleges for women in the United States-Spelman College and Bennett College.