Findings show founder William Barton Rogers possessed enslaved persons before coming to MIT; research, community dialogue to ensue: "MIT was founded in 1861 and began offering classes in 1865, just as the U.S. Civil War was ending the era of legal slavery in the South. But even as the Institute emerged in a new historical … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Class on Slavery at MIT | MIT News
Revisit this 2014 interview with Craig Wilder on slavery and the university.
Craig Steven Wilder, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013. From Bloomsbury Press: 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 … Continue reading BOOK: Wilder on Slavery at U.S. Universities