Author/Professor Craig Steven Wilder Set for in Book Signing at Riverside Church, 9/29
The New York Times' Brent Staples moderates a discussion amongst a distinguished group of panelists on American History Professor Craig Steven Wilder's new book, EBONY AND IVY: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (Bloomsbury, 2013) at The Riverside Church on Sunday, September 29 @ 2 pm.
The acclaimed author chronicles the untold story of how the African slave trade generated the wealth that raised many of America 's most prestigious institutions - from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, and Williams College . A searing look at how the Academy came to frame enduring ideas in support of slavery and racism that shape our nation today.
Wilder, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was recently featured in the documentary "The Central Park Five" will be joined by panelists including: Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin, Professor, English, Comparative Literature, & African American Studies, Columbia University; Dr. Elvin Montgomery, Professor, Researcher/Appraiser African American Material Culture; Dr. Emily Anderson, Professor and Chairperson, Dept. of Social Sciences & Human Sciences, BMCC; Dr. Frederick Newsome, MD, Physician, Harlem Hospital and African/African American History Researcher/Author.