Baylor University Celebrates Black History Month

  • Black History Month 2020
  • Pruit Symposium 2020
  • Dr. Cedric Dent
    Baylor University’s 2020 Pruit Memorial Symposium will feature a public presentation and gospel sing on Tuesday, Feb. 4, headlined by Grammy Award winner Cedric Dent, Ph.D., professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University and a member of the well-known gospel and jazz vocal sextet Take 6. (Courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Dr. Stacey Sinclair
    Stacey Sinclair, Ph.D., a professor in the department of psychology and department of African American Studies at Princeton University, will present two lectures Feb. 20-21 at Baylor University. Her topics include Prejudice in the Blink of an Eye: The Science of Racial Bias and Attitudes Toward Blacks Shape Affiliation Among Whites. (Princeton University)
  • Multicultural Women's Symposium
    The Multicultural Women's Symposium on Feb. 29 at Baylor University will inspire and lift up one another and includes workshops by women faculty and staff of color at Baylor.
Feb. 1, 2020

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2020) – Baylor University will host a variety of events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Baylor joins the country and other nations in celebrating this month with events that embrace history, enrich knowledge and encourage communities to celebrate the diversity within the Baylor family.

A full list of University events can be found on the Department of Multicultural Affairs’ website. A calendar of community events is available at

Highlighted events at Baylor include:

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Pruit Memorial Symposium, featuring Grammy Award winner Cedric Dent, Ph.D., professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University and emeritus member of Take 6
“David & Goliath: Gospel Music in Word & Song”
3:30 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library
“Fly Away: Gospel Music in Word & Song”
6:30 p.m., Toliver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1402 Elm Ave.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer
3:30 p.m., SUB CUB (Outside of the MA Offices)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

BOTBS (Battle on the Burning Sands), presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m., Waco Hall

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Dr. Stacey Sinclair, Princeton University, presented by Baylor Chapter Phi Beta Kappa
Prejudice in the Blink of an Eye: The Science of Racial Bias

3:30 p.m., Hankamer Auditorium H101

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Dr. Stacey Sinclair, Princeton University, presented by Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Sociology
Birds of a Feather: Subtle Attitudes Toward Blacks Shape Affiliation Among Whites
1:25 p.m., BSB C206

Feb. 20-23, 2020

Big XII Conference on Black Student Government
Student Delegates from Baylor University will be in attendance at this annual conference at the University of Oklahoma.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Baylor Black Alumni Basketball Doubleheader
Join the Baylor Black Alumni at the game! Use code BBAN to purchase tickets in the designated section at
Men's Basketball vs Kansas @ 11 a.m., Ferrell Center (sold out)
Women’s Basketball vs Oklahoma, 4 p.m., Ferrell Center

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Preventing Burnout & Racial Battle Fatigue as a Minority, hosted by Human Resources, with presenters Dr. Monique Marsh-Bell, Gary Wardlaw and Pearl Beverly
3:30 p.m., RT 200

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

Black Heritage Banquet, hosted by the Black Student Union
6:30 p.m., Cashion 5th Floor
Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the general public and are available for purchase at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Multicultural Women's Symposium, hosted by Department of Multicultural Affairs
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Barfield Drawing Room


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 18,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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