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Spelman Archives Photographic Collection


View of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole receiving the "American Woman" award by the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) from Dorothy Height. Written on verso: Johnnetta B. Cole, president of Spelman College, accepts the 1990 "American Woman" award. The award is presented annually by the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) to honor distinguished leadership in pursuing equity for women. Dorothy Height, a long-time WREI board member and president of the National Council of Negro Women, presented the award to Dr. Cole, September 18, 1990, Washington, D.C.

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The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of historic collections as part of the project Our Story: Digitizing Publications and Photographs of the Historically Black Atlanta University Center Institutions.


College presidents--United States; Women college presidents--Georgia--Atlanta; Spelman College; Cole, Johnnetta B.; African American universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta; Women's Research and Education Institute; District of Columbia; National Council of Negro Women



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