Perspectives on Our History

Perspectives on Our History
Slavery in America
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST

In this first of three Conversation Series events, Dr. Ronald Johnson, the Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History in Baylor University’s History Department, will be joined by a panel of experts who provide insight into the history of slavery in America. This first step in understanding the historical context of Baylor’s founding and early years will provide a foundation for two additional conversations – one on slavery in Texas and in Baptist life, and another on slavery and the founding of Baylor University. This historical study is similar to one undertaken by members of Baylor’s Commission on Historic Campus Representations as part of a commitment to forthrightly and fully present Baylor’s history and to foster an environment of racial equality in which all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Baylor know they are valued and loved throughout the reaches of the Baylor Family.


Dr. Ronald Johnson
The Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History, Department of History, Baylor University


Dr. Kate Carté
Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Southern Methodist University 

Dr. Matthew J. Clavin
Professor of History, Department of History, University of Houston

Dr. James (Jim) Sidbury
The Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Department of History, Rice University