BET’s video tribute to Dr. Cole, which aired during the ceremony, focused largely on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Dr. Cole’s life and her achievements as a lifelong educator. All of the honorees referenced Dr. Cole in their acceptance speeches when talking about education.
Other honorees included: Singer songwriter Usher Raymond; John W. Thompson (first black chairman of Microsoft, former CEO of virtual instruments); Actress Phylicia Rashad and Rapper Kanye West.
Images and video of the “2015 BET Honors”
The “BET Honors 2015” will air on BET TV Tuesday, February 23 at 9pm EST