The 2015 “BET Honors” (Black Entertainment Television) ceremony took place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Washington DC’s Warner Theater. Museum director Johnnetta Betsch Cole was awarded BET’s 2015 education award for her lifelong work. It was a very special evening for Dr. Cole. It was exceptional for the National Museum of African Art with a number of media clips from the evening referencing the museum.
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.[wooslider slide_page=”bet” slider_type=”slides” thumbnails=”default”]
The “BET Honors 2015” will air on BET TV Tuesday, February 23 at 9pm EST