Congratulations, Class of 2018! Pictured are some of our history major graduates at commencement last Saturday, May 12: Abby Harris, Taylor Kniphfer, Preston Paul, Christian Simpson, and Tony Dominguez with Dr. Gawrych. Best wishes on your bright futures, and Sic 'em!
The Baylor Department of History presents its annual Women's History Month Lecture, featuring Dr. Katherine Benton-Cohen from Georgetown University. Dr. Benton-Cohen will speak on "Immigrant Women and the Rise of the Surveillance State in the Progressive Era" on Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30pm in the Marrs McLean Science Building auditorium, MMSCI 101.
This talk explores how immigration enforcement and the emergence of the FBI relied on patrolling, policing, and surveilling the movements, morals, and lives of immigrant women during the Progressive Era (1890 - 1920). Dr. Benton-Cohen argues that the US government relied on assumptions about women's lives and livelihoods to grow federal power over immigration and law enforcement in the early 20th century and beyond. The lecture will highlight the experiences of Chinese women suspected of prostitution, Mexican women traveling across the border, Japanese "picture brides," and European women caught up in the "white slavery" moral panic that led to the passage of the Mann Act of 1910, a federal legislation which prohibited interstate transportation of women for "immoral purposes."
The lecture is sponsored by the History Department, the Organization of American Historians, and the Baylor Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. A reception with light refreshments will be provided after the lecture.
Our annual Black History Month Lecture features Dr. John H. Bracey, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, who will be speaking on "My Encounter with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr: A Historian's Perspective." The lecture is at 3:30pm on Monday, February 26, 2018 in Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer (H101).
Dr. Bracey's major academic interests are in African American social history, radical ideologies, and movements, and the history of African American Women and more recently the interactions between Native Americans and African Americans, and Afro-Latinos in the United States. During the 1960s, Dr. Bracey was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and other radical movements in Chicago.
This lecture is sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and Baylor's Department of History.
Phi Alpha Theta's annual Valentine's Day Book Sale is on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the lobby of the Tidwell Bible Building. Cash and cards accepted. All proceeds benefit Baylor's Tau Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society.