Craig Steven Wilder: The War on Campus: Colleges and Slavery during the American Revolution

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February 13, 2014
5:30pm
Craig Steven Wilder: The War on Campus: Colleges and Slavery during the American Revolution
Petteruti Lounge, Steven Robert '62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street


Author and historian Craig Steven Wilder returns to campus to read from his newly published book Ebony and Ivy. A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy.