Marquette University News Release

MIT professor Craig Steven Wilder goes “On the Issues” to discuss slavery’s role in history of U.S. higher education

November 25, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Craig Steven Wilder will discuss his new book on the role slavery played in American institutions of higher education in the next “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Wilder, a professor of history and head of the history faculty at MIT, is the author of Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. The book examines slavery and racism in the early history of some of the most revered U.S. colleges and universities.

Wilder is the author of two other books, In the Company of Black Men and A Covenant with Color. He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, and directed or advised exhibits at regional and national museums. He is also a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, which helps men and women incarcerated in New York State prisons acquire a college education.

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests.

Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

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