Voice of the Voiceless: Keston's 50th Anniversary Commemoration


On October 15, the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society commemorated the 50th anniversary of the founding of Keston College and the beginning of the Michael Bourdeaux Keston Library and Archives. The event also launched a volume written for the occasion, Voices of the Voiceless: Religion, Communism, and the Keston Archive, edited by Julie deGraffenried and Zoe Knox (Baylor Press, 2019).

The observance included a speed panel featuring the collection along with a book-signing and English Tea inspired reception. Those presenting were:

  • Susan Chandler,  Director, Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center, Temple
  • Julie deGraffenried,  Associate Professor of History, Baylor
  • Ivy Hamerly, Director of the International Studies Program, Baylor
  • Adrienne Harris, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, Baylor
  • Eva Hruska, Senior Lecturer of Modern Languages and Cultures, Baylor
  • Sergiy Kudelia, Associate Professor of Political Science, Baylor
  • Michael Long, Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Cultures, Baylor
  • Charley Ramsey, Part-time Lecturer for Truett Seminary and Religion and Director of Baptist Student Ministries, Baylor
  • Luke Sayers, PhD Candidate, English, Baylor

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