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Virtual OAH Lectures Now Offered

OAH Distinguished Lecturers are scholars and storytellers, uniquely qualified to bring historical context to today’s most important issues. Invite one of our speakers to virtually engage with your community on any U. S. history topic by booking a recorded or live online webinar with Q&A.

The lectureship program has hit two home runs with us so far; we’ll definitely tap you again.

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Craig Steven Wilder

Craig Steven Wilder studies American urban, intellectual, and cultural history. His most recent book is Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (2013). He is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (2001) and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (2000). His recent essays include: “‘Sons from the Southward & Some from the West Indies’: Colleges and Slavery in Revolutionary America,” in James Campbell and Leslie M. Harris, eds., Slavery and the University (University of Georgia Press, exp. 2019); and “War and...
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Featured Lecture

Flatbush Renaissance: Slavery and Education in Revolutionary New York

The United States emerged from the American Revolution with a number of vulnerabilities. This lecture explores how free people in the New York region used the slave economy to address their educational deficiencies and meet the intellectual needs of the new nation.

""Slavery remained the most important variable in the expansion and democratization of education in the young republic.""