Perspectives on Our History - March 9, 2021

Perspectives on Our History
Slavery in Texas and Baptist Life
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST

In this second Conversation in our three-part series, 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 to explore the history of slavery in Texas and the relationship between slavery and Baptist life. This discussion follows a broader look at slavery in America and narrows our focus toward understanding the historical context of Baylor’s founding and early years. A third Conversation will concentrate on the connections between slavery and Baylor University’s founding. 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 throughout the Baylor Family.


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


Dr. Mekala Audain
Associate Professor of Nineteenth-Century U.S. History and African American History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of New Jersey

Dr. Bill J. Leonard
Founding Dean and Professor of Divinity Emeritus, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University

Dr. Michael (Mike) E. Williams
Professor of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dallas Baptist University