Recognizing Black History Month: Learning and Engagement Opportunities

February 9, 2021
During Black History Month, Baylor continues recognition of the many significant contributions of the Black community within Baylor, in our community and beyond. The campus and Waco communities have pulled together videos, events, readings and more that provide opportunity for the Baylor Family to engage in the month’s recognition.

Watch

What does Black History Month mean to you?
Hear students talk about what Black History Month means to them.

Firsts in Baylor Black History
Take a look at some of the Black students and professors who broke ground at Baylor and serve as an important part of the University’s history.

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

Read

Baylor prof offers resources for learning more about African American history
Dr. Ronald Johnson, Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History at Baylor, is an expert in early U.S. and African American history. He created a list of some resources, including books, websites and more, for individuals wanting to learn more about Black history.

Anti-Racism Resources from Baylor Multicultural Affairs
In June 2020, Baylor Multicultural Affairs put together an anti-racism resource list including books, movies and podcasts.

Waco Culture Guide
The Waco Culture Guide from Baylor External Affairs highlights the cultures throughout the city with the belief that as Waco grows, so will the diversity present within the city.

Engage

Garland School of Social Work Dyer Ethics Workshop Series presents "Trauma & Triumph: Honoring the Experiences of Black Americans"

Feb. 19, 12 p.m.
Blessing Uchendu, LCSW
Founder & CEO, Freshwater Counseling & Consulting
Presentation: Rest as a Vehicle for Sustained Movement Building

Mar. 26, 12 p.m.
Stephanie Boddie, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor of Church and Community Ministries, Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
Presentation: Unfinished Business: From the Great Migration to Black Lives Matter

Waco NAACP presents a Black History Month Criminal Justice Series

Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Who Let George Zimmerman Go? How Being a Juror Serves Justice
Featuring Attorney William Snowden, Founder of The Juror Project
Zoom Meeting ID: 988 9945 3838

Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Breonna Taylor Could Have Gotten Justice: The Power of Grand Juries
Featuring Criminal Defense Attorney Tyrone Moncriffe, winner of the Atticus Finch Award
Zoom Meeting ID: 915 7429 2927

Waco Community Guide to Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with a different act of engagement each day in February.

Support

Black Owned Businesses of Waco, TX
This public Facebook group is dedicated to the promotion of Black-owned businesses in the Waco area.

For more information about events, engagement opportunities and more, follow the links below:

GSSW Black History Month
MA Black History Month
Waco NAACP

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