Bette Tate-Beaver Death: Obituary – It is sad to announce the death of a beloved Leader, Sister, Mentor, Friend, Colleague, Other-Mother, and Sunshine, Bette Tate-Beaver.
Bette Tate-Beaver Short Bio
Bette was known for fighting recurring battles for survival from personal attacks, societal traumas, violent white supremacies, everyday sexism, racism, elitism, dismissals of her brilliance.
She joined NAME (The National Association for Multicultural Education) in 2003, Bette was appointed Executive Director in 2009, where she continued her passion for social justice work.
As Executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Bette integrated humility with insistence on raw truth. As the movement for Black Lives Matter gained national attention, Bette was on the ground, organizing and uplifting in Ferguson in protests that exploded in the aftermath of the murder of yet another unarmed Black man.
Dr. Jancarlos (J.C.) Romero took to social media to pay tribute. “So devastated to hear of the passing of Bette Tate-Beaver— a mentor and champion of mine in the world of multicultural education.”