Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in country's history. We join our country, and others, in celebrating this month with a calendar of events that embraces history, enriches our knowledge, and encourages us to celebrate the diversity within our Baylor family.

The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. 

2021 Black History Month Events 


February 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM

A Community Conversation: True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (Virtual - Zoom)
Hosted by Waco NAACP



February 3, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Nu Iota Jazz 'N' Stanzaz (Virtual - Zoom)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 847 6269 2448

Password: jazz



February 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Drive-In Film Festival: Black History Month
Toliver Chapel



February 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Two Can Play That Game (Virtual - Zoom)
Hosted by BSU

An in depth conversation on the highs and lows of Black love as college aged students



February 11, 2021 at 7:22 PM

Rhomantic Recipes: Valentine's Day Cook Off (Virtual - Zoom)
Hosted by
Xi Chi Chapter 
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.



February 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM 

Life After Graduating
Hosted by NABJ




February 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM 

Waco NAACP Presents
A Black History Month Criminal Justice Series


Who Let George Zimmerman Go?: How Being a Juror Serves Justice (Virtual - Zoom)
Zoom Meeting ID: 988 9945 3838
Hosted by Waco NAACP

Featuring Attorney William Snowden, Founder of The Juror Project



February 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM 

More Than We Can Bear
with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

moderated by Elijah Jeong and Dr. Monique Marsh-Bell

More Than We Can Bear (MTWCB) was created in 2010 after two former Baylor students, both African-American, died by suicide. More Than We Can Bear brings experts in the area of mental health to campus to engage the Baylor community in conversations about various topics related to mental health, creating positive change and fostering healing. This forum is devoted to increasing awareness of mental health issues and implications for improving the mental health of people and communities of color. 

This year More Than We Can Bear is excited to host Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum in a conversation focused on the effects of racism on the success of minority students, the true meaning of reconciliation, and how stories can be used to build bridges.


Click here to register.

Sponsored by: The Academy for Leadership Development, Center for Global Engagement, Department of Multicultural Affairs, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, and School of Education


February 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM 

Black History Month 
2021 Book Talk (Virtual - Zoom)

Hosted by The Baylor Department of History & the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson
Knafel Assistant Professor of the Humanities, Department of Africana Studies, Wellesley College

In her award-winning book Force and Freedom (UPenn Press, 2019), Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical focus on the tactical use of violence among antebellum Black activists. Through the formation of militia groups, Black abolitionist leaders mobilized their communities and compelled national action. Drawing on the precedent of the American and Haitian Revolution, African American abolitionists used violence as a political language. Force and Freedom takes readers beyond the romanticism of the Underground Railroad to explore the agonizing strategies of Black abolitionists who insigated monumental social change.

Space is limited so please be sure to register!


Click here to register.



February 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM 

Black History Month
Waco Leaders Panel (Virtual)

Must register to receive the virtual link information by email the day before the event.

Join us for a moderated panel discussion providing an opportunity for Baylor students to hear from those of African-American descent who are exhibiting leadership qualities within the Waco community.


Andrea Barefield, City Councilwoman, Waco District 1
Dominique "Rocko" Bolts, Entrepreneur, Roc My Styles/The Laural Group
Jasmine Bledsoe, Activist, The New Black Collective
Linda Crawford, Owner/Editor, The Anchor News
Dr. Terri Woods-Campbell, OBGYN, Baylor Scott & White-Hillcrest
Ken Hampton, Site Engineering Director, Retired
Moderator: Mya Ellington-Williams, Black Student Coalition

Click here to register.

For more information, please contact Cuevas Peacock or visit Solid Gold Neighbor Facebook event page.



February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Boxing the Color Line
Hosted by BSU in partnership with the Wellness Department for Wellness Wednesdays




February 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Waco NAACP Presents
A Black History Month Criminal Justice Series

Breonna Taylor Could Have Gotten Justice: The Power of Grand Juries (Virtual - Zoom)
Zoom Meeting ID: 915 7429 2927
Hosted by Waco NAACP 

Featuring Criminal Defense Attorney Tyrone Moncriffe, Winner of the Atticus Finch Award






If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office