2020 Pruit Symposium featuring Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Dr. Cedric Dent
The 2020 Pruit Memorial Symposium features Grammy Award winner Dr. Cedric Dent, professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University. Dent will offer a public presentation and headline a gospel sing on February 4. From 1985-2011, Dent sang baritone with Take 6, recording 11 albums that sold millions of copies while garnering eight Grammy Awards and 10 Dove awards. In 2013, Dent received the Heritage Music Award from the National Association of Negro Musicians and, in 2014, rejoined Take 6 for the group's induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Crash at Crush, Texas
On Feb. 20, The Texas Collection welcomes author Mike Cox, whose new book, "Train Crash at Crush, Texas: America's Deadliest Publicity Stunt" examines a remarkable event from 1896 that saw a railroad stage a head-on collision between two locomotives. The results were both disastrous and unexpected, as injuries, deaths, and professional trajectories were impacted by the collision.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, join former Congressmen Alan Steelman (R-TX, 1973-1976) and Chet Edwards (D-TX, 1991-2011), Baylor Law Professor Rory Ryan, and Baylor Professor of History Stephen Sloan for a panel discussion that explores the impeachment proceedings of Presidents Nixon and Clinton as a means to illuminate the impeachment of current President Donald Trump.
Open House: Institute for Oral History's 50th Anniversary
The Institute for Oral History will kick off its 50th anniversary with an open house. Come visit our office and learn more about the Institute for Oral History and the work we've been doing for the past 50 years. Attendees will be able to listen to snippets of oral histories, listen to interviews, compete in a transcription challenge, and enjoy light refreshments.