Craig Steven Wilder is professor of American history at MIT, and has taught at Williams College and Dartmouth College. Wilder grew in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and received his PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of A COVENANT WITH COLOR and IN THE COMPANY OF BLACK MEN.
A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery --- setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In EBONY AND IVY, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.