Stained by Slavery: How Craig Wilder exposed higher education’s past

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 2, 2017

“In the fall of 2006, Brown University published a landmark report detailing the historical complicity of its founders and benefactors in slavery. Craig Steven Wilder, a historian then at Dartmouth College who had spent years researching related themes, thought he knew what would happen next. Brown’s peers would borrow the report’s template to examine their histories of bondage. And Wilder, his own project put out of business by the new research, would move on to studying something else. But to his shock, Brown’s sister Ivies responded mostly with silence.”   Read the full article here .

 

Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery

View Lapidus Center’s Advisor Craig S. Wilder’s conversation with Davarian Baldwin here.