Archive for March, 2014

“The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducated Negro: The Curse of Ham on Campus” – Craig Wilder’s Black History Month talk

“The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducated Negro: The Curse of Ham on Campus” – Craig Wilder’s Black History Month talk

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, the MIT Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) held a Black History Month reception with a talk by Craig Wilder based on his new book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.  His talk, titled “The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducated Negro: The Curse of Ham on Campus,” started with the story of the Curse of Ham and what it represents in American colonial history.  His book, which was originally intended to be a short article from a 2 month research project but turned into an 11 year, […]