Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Dr. Cole taught anthropology at University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1970 to 1983, and was associate provost for undergraduate education from 1981 to 1983. While at the UMass, she played a pivotal role in the development of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. In 1987, she became Spelman College's first Black woman to lead the College that was founded specifically for the education of women of African descent.