The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 18, 2010 (article about a project at Baylor's Institute for Oral History called "Remembering Lynching: Strategies of Resistance and Vision of Justice"; includes quotes from Dr. Carey Newman, director of Baylor University Press, Baylor junior history major Kathleen Young of Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Sloan, institute director and assistant professor of history at Baylor) WACO - Gwendolyn Hill grew up in Mineola during the 1930s, hearing her grandmother and other elders talking about how black men faced the constant threat of being kidnapped and hanged by vigilante gangs.
After Midnight, a band composed of four Baylor faculty and staff members, will play at Common Grounds tonight. This will be the first time the band has performed at the venue.
(The Lariat) Eleven years ago, Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism and media arts, and Dr. Barry Hankins, professor of history and church-state studies and director of graduate studies, met each other through Seventh and James Baptist Church.
The News and Observer, September 15, 2010 (Barry Hankins, a professor of history at Baylor is quoted on the influence of evangelist Francis Schaeffer.) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has landed the collected papers of one of the most important evangelicals of the 20th century, a man credited with giving intellectual heft to the Christian right - Francis Schaeffer.
Waco Tribune-Herald, September 14, 2010 History buffs and others who want to learn more about the 14 men who have been president of Baylor University will be able to see a treasure trove of memorabilia when a new exhibit opens this week. Called "Baylor Presidents Past and Present," the exhibit includes everything from Pat Neff's wedding ring to notes Abner McCall took while training to become an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(Waco Tribune Herald)Much of the debate over the National Endowment for the Arts -- aside from the occasional scandal over outrageous art of one sort or another -- usually revolves around whether or not the national government has any business supporting something as subjective as the arts.
(The Lariat)Though more than 80 years have passed since 1928, some of the issues that characterized the Roaring '20s are dominating American culture today.
Baylor history professor Dr. Barry Hankins discusses this idea in his recently published book.
(Opinion article written by Dr. Thomas Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion) As we approach the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the debate over Islam's place in American society is reaching a boiling point. This summer, with the proposed building of the Park 51 Islamic center within two blocks of New York's Ground Zero, the question of Islamophobia has once again gripped the American public.
(Baylor chaplain Burt Burleson, Marc Ellis, Professor of History and director of the Center for Jewish Studies, and student Mashaal Hashmi are quoted.) The president of the Islamic Center of Waco said he wants to bring religions together -- not tear them apart, like the debate on building a proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero has.