Black History Month 2021

Every Year the ASALH creates a theme for Black History Month and this year the theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. Check out their website to learn more!

Learn more from USA Today: Why is Black History Month in February? How do you celebrate? Everything you need to know.

Check out some of the GSSW resources for the antiracism journey.


Feb 23

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
More Than We Can Bear
Click here to register 

GSSW Dyer Workshops

Feb 19

La'Shay Crayton, LMSW, MPH
Presentation: Cultural Competence When Working with Black Christians

March 26

Dr. Stephanie Boddie
Presentation: Unfinished Business—From the Great Migration to Black Lives Matter
Click here to register 

April 9 (moved from Feb. 19)

Blessing Uchendu, LCSW
Presentation: Rest as a Vehicle for Sustained Movement Building
Click here to register 

Community Events

Join the African American History and Culture Museum for
Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation with Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
Feb. 2 • 7 - 8:30 p.m. • FREE Registration Here

book event

Below are websites detailing events around our communities:

(more coming soon)

Houston Museum of African American Culture
CenTex African American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Black Chamber

Waco event

Multicultural Affairs

Baylor's Department of Multicultural Affairs has a host of events lined up during the entire month of February to both honor and celebrate Black History Month. Take a look at the schedule by clicking here, or look at a small sampling of upcoming events below. Be sure to check out your local city guide to participate in events in your area.

February 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Two Can Play That Game (Virtual - Zoom)
Hosted by BSU

An in depth conversation on the highs and lows of Black love as college aged students


February 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM 

Waco NAACP Presents
A Black History Month Criminal Justice Series

Who Let George Zimmerman Go?: How Being a Juror Serves Justice (Virtual - Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 9945 3838
Hosted by Waco NAACP

Featuring Attorney William Snowden, Founder of The Juror Project


February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Boxing the Color Line
Hosted by BSU in partnership with the Wellness Department for Wellness Wednesdays


Smithsonian Virual Events

Click here for a list of all the virtual events held by the Smithsonian and look below for some highlights.

February 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM 

The United States v. Billie Holiday screening discussion 


February 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM 

Wind down Wednesday: Good Trouble 

Want to know more?

Check out Jemar Tisby's lecture, "How to Fight Racism," which he presented at Baylor University on Jan. 17., 2019



Want to Engage?

BFFs Network

Founded by Dr. Brianna P. Lemmons, The Black Females Fatherhood Scholars Network or BFFs is a network of Black female scholars who are committed to uplifting the Black community through the study of Black fatherhood and Black families. Check out their website here

Black Leaders Moving Social Work

Black Leaders Moving Social Work is a student organization at the GSSW for Black undergraduate and graduate students. This group advocates for change and provides a safe place for Black students while promoting Black excellence and activism. 

Check out their Instagram @blm.sw

Working for good

The GSSW is working toward a more just society, beginning with our people and inside our own building. There is work to do! Learn more here.

Support Black Artists

Art is an important part of listening to black voices. Check out some of the black artists from this list! 

Support Black Businesses

Check out this Facebook page for Black-owned businesses in Waco and be on the lookout for more!