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February 10, 2009
Museum chief: Johnnetta Cole, a former college president and anthropology professor, has been named director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
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February 10, 2009
Museum chief: Johnnetta Cole, a former college president and anthropology professor, has been named director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
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NEWS
June 2, 1992
Black Women of Achievement will salute four trail-blazing African-Americans at a June 11 luncheon at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Guests of honor at the ninth annual luncheon will be former Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-Tex.), singer-actress Diahann Carroll, Spelman College President Johnnetta Cole and Los Angeles attorney Melanie Lomax.
NEWS
June 2, 1992
Black Women of Achievement will salute four trail-blazing African-Americans at a June 11 luncheon at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Guests of honor at the ninth annual luncheon will be former Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-Tex.), singer-actress Diahann Carroll, Spelman College President Johnnetta Cole and Los Angeles attorney Melanie Lomax.
NEWS
September 8, 1996 | Associated Press
Johnnetta B. Cole, who saw Spelman College's financial stability and prestige take a large leap forward during her tenure as its president, is quitting to teach at Emory University. Cole, who leaves Spelman next June, said she would take a year off to write and travel before joining the Emory faculty in 1998.
NEWS
May 26, 1996
A sampling of commencement speakers: Bowie State University, Bowie, Md.: Retired Gen. Colin Powell Colby College, Waterville, Maine: Charles Osgood, CBS news commentator Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, N.H.: David Halberstam, author Drew University, Madison, N.J.: First Lady Hillary Clinton Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.: Dan Quayle, former vice president, and his wife, Marilyn Quayle, lawyer Long Island University, Southampton, N.Y.: Kermit the frog University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1998
Local alumnae of Spelman College will honor former college President Johnnetta B. Cole, actress Esther Rolle and educator Betty Shabazz, posthumously, at an awards ceremony Saturday in West Hollywood. "We want to remember wonderful people who have contributed . . . and served as role models," said Marie Moore, spokeswoman for the National Alumnae Assn. of Spelman College, Hollywood / San Fernando Valley Chapter.
NEWS
May 1, 1991 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suppose life were a quilt. Not just any quilt, but a grand and crazy quilt, its odd pieces coming together in patterns of bright surprise. Imagine life as many beginnings and many endings--like the pieces of a quilt that can fit into a satisfying and creative whole. If the notion sounds intriguing, then welcome to the circle. The idea of life as a work in progress is suddenly popular, thanks to author Mary Catherine Bateson and a slim volume of unusual biography.
NEWS
February 21, 1992 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Benjamin L. Hooks' decision to step down as head of the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization begins the search for a new leader and a new strategy for its future. The 64-member board of directors is likely to seek someone who can revitalize the organization, which has lost favor among younger, more business-minded black men and women, NAACP observers and officials say. In recent years, the 500,000-member National Assn.
NEWS
January 16, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Hoping to counter the violence that one governor said would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weep, civil rights activists called on members of their communities to lay down their arms Saturday. "He would weep if he saw the grandsons and granddaughters of those who marched with him using violence to solve their problems," North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. said of the slain civil rights leader, born 65 years ago Saturday. The national holiday is Monday.
NEWS
November 26, 1992 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the presidential race now three weeks past, the first phase of President-elect Bill Clinton's transition has ended and the second phase--the actual construction of a new government--is about to begin. For Clinton aides here and in Little Rock, Ark.
BUSINESS
August 22, 1995 | LISA GENASCI, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Quiet modesty is not a characteristic generally associated with the often hyped world of publishing, but it does capture the spirit of one of its stars, Marie Dutton Brown. * Brown is one of only five black literary agents in this country. She's also one of the few people to have run the gamut of the publishing business--from bookstore clerk to editor at a top publisher. She sees the changes as part of her lifelong literary quest, her education.
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