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Spelman College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1881 as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, for black women.

Location:
Atlanta, GA

Founding Date:
11-Apr-1881

Motto:
Our whole school for Christ

Team:
Jaguars

Enrollment:
2300

Official Website:
http://www.spelman.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
J. Veronica Biggins
Business
19-Oct-1946   Partner, HNCL Search
Aurelia E. Brazeal
Diplomat
24-Nov-1943   US Ambassador to Ethiopia, 2002-05
Rosalind G. Brewer
Business
c. 1962   Senior VP at Wal-Mart
Maia Campbell
Actor
26-Nov-1976   In the House
Ruth A. Davis
Diplomat
28-Mar-1942   US Ambassador to Benin, 1992-95
Marian Wright Edelman
Activist
6-Jun-1939   Founder, Children's Defense Fund
Yvonne R. Jackson
Business
c. 1948   Senior VP at Pfizer, 2002-05
Cynthia McKinney
Politician
17-Mar-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 1993-2003 and 2005-07
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Actor
9-Apr-1979   Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show
LaTanya Richardson
Actor
21-Oct-1949   Actress/wife of Samuel L. Jackson
Esther Rolle
Actor
8-Nov-1920 17-Nov-1998 Florida Evans on Good Times
Alice Walker
Author
9-Feb-1944   The Color Purple

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Toni Cade Bambara
Novelist
25-Mar-1939 9-Dec-1995 Gorilla, My Love
Staughton Lynd
Historian
22-Nov-1929   Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rosalind G. Brewer
Business
c. 1962   Senior VP at Wal-Mart
Johnnetta B. Cole
Educator
19-Oct-1936   President of Spelman College, 1987-97
Edward E. Elson
Diplomat
c. 1934   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1994-98
Robert Holland, Jr.
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Ben & Jerry's, 1995-96
Yvonne R. Jackson
Business
c. 1948   Senior VP at Pfizer, 2002-05
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut
17-Oct-1956   First African-American woman in space
Peter R. Kann
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Dow Jones, 1991-2006
James E. Preston
Business
30-Apr-1933   CEO of Avon, 1988-98
Ray M. Robinson
Business
30-Nov-1947   Former AT&T executive
Bradley T. Sheares
Business
1957   CEO of Reliant Pharmaceuticals
Ruth J. Simmons
Educator
3-Jul-1945   President, Brown University
Donald M. Stewart
Educator
1938   President of College Board, 1987-99
Robert D. Storey
Business
?   Retired Partner, Thompson Hine
Ronda E. Stryker
Business
c. 1954   Stryker heir


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