By Sanmai Gbandi
In celebration of Black History Month, the multicultural affairs dept. is hosting the Black Heritage Banquet.
Jasmine Guy will speak at the banquet, which is organized by the Association of Black Students in conjunction with the multicultural affairs dept.
The banquet will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Bill Daniel Student Center until 5 p.m. today. It is $10 for students and $20 general admission. Baylor groups can also reserve a table for the event for $90.
Guy played the southern belle Whitney in The Cosby Show spinoff “A Different World.”
Since then, she has starred in many other series’ and has written a critically acclaimed book “Evolution of a Revolutionary,” a story about Tupac Shakur’s mother.
Kelly Kimple, assistant director of multicultural affairs, helped organize the banquet.
“I think it’s important to have events like this on every campus,” Kimple said. “Black history is not always discussed in an educational setting.”
There will be a dinner, a live jazz band and a short program organized by Baylor students. The banquet will be centered on the Bible verse Romans 8:28, which says “And we know that in all things God works for the good those who love him, who have been called according to this purpose.”
Kimple said she wants students and those from the community who attend to be inspired by reflecting on past events that paved the way for African-Americans.
“We’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, so it should be a nice and classy affair,” Kimple said.