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Human Rights Project, Historical Studies Program, Hannah Arendt Center, Difference and Media Project, and Africana Studies Program present

"The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducable Negro: Slavery, Race and American Colleges": A Talk with Craig Steven Wilder

Thursday, February 27, 2014

["The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducable Negro: Slavery, Race and American Colleges": A Talk with Craig Steven Wilder]
Professor Wilder’s most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013). He is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (New York: New York University Press, 2001/2004); and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000/2001). His recent articles include, “‘Driven . . . from the School of the Prophets’: The Colonizationist Ascendance at General Theological Seminary,” which was the inaugural essay in the fully digital journal New York History

Professor Wilder is a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, where he has served as a guest lecturer, commencement speaker, academic advisor, and visiting professor. For more than a decade, this innovative program has given hundreds of men and women the opportunity to acquire a college education during their incarcerations in the New York State prison system. 

He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, including the celebrated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon film, The Central Park Five; Kelly Anderson’s highly praised exploration of gentrification, My Brooklyn; the History Channel’s F.D.R.: A Presidency Revealed; and Ric Burn’s award-winning PBS series, New York: A Documentary History.

Professor Wilder has directed or advised exhibits at regional and national museums, including the Brooklyn Historical Society, the New-York Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92, the New York State Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Weeksville Heritage Center. He was one of the original historians for the Museum of Sex in New York City, and he maintains an active public history program.

(from MIT's History Department webpage)

***Brought to you by The Difference & Media Project, with co-sponsorship from The Arendt Center, The Human Rights Project, Africana Studies, and Historical Studies at Bard College.

For more information, call 415-269-4594, e-mail tk6740@bard.edu,
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Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Multipurpose Room