The History Department is excited to welcome back Fordham College Alum Craig Wilder, who will deliver the keynote address at our Third Annual History Day. His talk is entitled: “How Slavery Shaped Schools: Northern Opposition to Black Education in Pre-Civil War America.” The talk will beheld on Thursday, February 20, at 6PM in Flom Auditorium on the Rose Hill Campus. Professor Wilder is chair of the history department at MIT. His most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), which was profiled in The New York Times. 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.
And you can watch Professor Wilder discuss his work with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
If you are a Fordham alum who would like to attend the talk, you can RSVP here.