After Words

After Words: Craig Steven Wilder, "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities," hosted by Joe Madison

About the Program

Mr. Wilder explores the history of some of the country's elite universities and discovers that many have a past intertwined with slavery.  Several notable campuses were not only built by slave labor but funded by profits earned from the practice of slavery.  The MIT historian discusses his findings with radio host and political activist Joe Madison.

About the Authors

Craig Steven Wilder

Mr. Wilder is Chair of the History Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has also taught at Williams College and Dartmouth College.  Mr. Wilder is the author of A Covenant with Color and In the Company of Black Men.


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After Words: Craig Steven Wilder, "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities," hosted by Joe Madison

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, November 30th at 2:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, September 8th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, September 2nd at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, September 1st at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, August 31st at 10pm (ET)
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