A tribute to Bette Tate-Beaver, educator, peace-maker and Executive Director of the National Association for Multi-cultural Education (NAME), who joined the ancestors on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Bette Tate-Beaver and her partner Lewis Diuguid, have been frequent guests and friends of Urban Connections public affairs program and KKFI for many years.
Bette saw multicultural education as a partial solution to societal oppressions created and sustained through unequal, often harmful school systems. By blending her voice with that of her partner Lewis Diuguid, NAME articulated social justice positions with eloquence and veracity.
Clips from Urban Connections broadcasts featuring Bette Tate-Beaver:
- 4/21/21,Premature Jubilation re: verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin on trial for killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis MN.
- 7/24/21, Critical Race Theory, phrased coined by Derrick Bell, Harvard’s first Black tenured law professor. Bette was a personal friend of Bell’s, who also was part of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, pushing civil rights issues in the 1950s and 1960s.
National Association for Multi-cultural Education NAME: https://www.nameorg.org/
Host and producer: Donna Morrow Wolfe
Co-host and engineer: Jasmine Jones
Co-host: Karen Griffin