A blue and gold soft academic cap from Bennett College worn by Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. The cap has a stiff square top that is covered in a bright blue synthetic fabric. A wide strip of blue, black, and gold striped woven tape is attached diagonally across the top. A circular opening at the center of the bottom side of the mortarboard is surrounded by a panel of the blue synthetic fabric and a black, gold, and blue woven tape in a scrollwork pattern, with elastic inside it to secure the cap to the head. Inside. Two gold tassels are looped around a blue button at the center of the top of the cap.