Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr; Spring 2021

About Us

Headshot of Virginia B. BallThe Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities were established in 1982 with a financial gift from Virginia B. Ball of Muncie, Ind. She named the lecture series in honor of her mother, Mrs. John A. Beall, and Lily Russell, former dean of women at Baylor, both Baylor alumnae of the Class of 1910.

Past Lecturers

COLUM McCANN 2019 TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS 2019
KEN BURNS 2018 ISABEL WILKERSON 2017
DAVID McCULLOUGH 2016 JAY PARINI 2015
AMY TAN 2014 TIMOTHY EGAN 2013
ANNE FADIMAN 2012 JOHN SHANLEY 2011