CRAIG STEVEN WILDER PANEL DISCUSSION, RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING
Sunday, September 29, 2013
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
The RiversideChurch, Room 9t
91 Claremont Ave. (Bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.)
Cost: Free, Rsvp At Ebonyandivy.Eventbrite.Com.
The Riverside Church To Host Mit Professor Craig Steven Wilder For Panel Discussion Exploring His Book Ebony And Ivy And Disturbing History Of Race & Slavery At Core Of America’s Top Universities
Panel Discussion to be followed by Reception & Book Signing with Author Craig Steven Wilder
Exploring the disturbing history of race and slavery at the core of some of America’s top universities, The Riverside Church will host EBONY AND IVY: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities author/MIT American History professor Craig Steven Wilder and a distinguished group of scholars for a panel discussion, reception and book signing on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 9T at the Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights.
Wilder’s book EBONY AND IVY (Bloomsbury, 2013) 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. The panel will be moderated by The New York Times editorial writer Brent Staples and feature scholars: 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 & Chairperson, Dept. of Social Sciences & Human Sciences, BMCC; and Dr. Frederick Newsome, MD, Physician, Harlem Hospital & African/African American History Researcher/Author.
Craig Steven Wilder, professor, American History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has taught at WilliamsCollege and DartmouthCollege. He was recently featured in the news-making documentary The Central Park Five. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A reception and book signing will follow the panel discussion, all of which are free and open to the public. RSVP at ebonyandivy.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact the Education office at 212-870-6833.
Directions: To get to The Riverside Church by subway take the 1 to 116th St. and walk to 91 Claremont Avenue (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.) one block west of Broadway.