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Craig Steven Wilder

Historian of American Institutions and Ideas, Professor of History at MIT

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Craig Steven Wilder Biography

Craig Steven Wilder is a historian of American institutions and ideas.

Professor Wilder’s most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), which Kirkus Reviews named one of the best nonfiction books of the year and which won multiple book awards. It inspired the Grammy Award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding’s song, “Ebony and Ivy” in “Emily’s D+Evolution” (2016). A book titled Ebony & Ivy was featured in the film “Dear White People” (2014). He is also the author of A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000/2001); and In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (New York: New York University Press, 2001/2004).

His recent essays include: “War and Priests: Catholic Colleges and Slavery in the Age of Revolution,” in Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, eds., Slavery’s Capitalism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016); and “‘Driven . . . from the School of the Prophets’: The Colonizationist Ascendance at General Theological Seminary,” the inaugural essay in the digital journal New York History.

In 2004, Columbia University awarded Craig Steven Wilder the University Medal for Excellence during its 250th Anniversary Commencement.

Professor Wilder is a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, where he has served as a visiting professor, commencement speaker, and academic advisor. For more than a decade, BPI has given hundreds of men and women the opportunity to earn college degrees during their incarcerations in the New York State prison system.

He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, including Ken Burns’ “Race Man” (2016), which explores the transformative career of Jackie Robinson; “The Central Park Five,” which received the 2013 Peabody Award; Kelly Anderson’s groundbreaking and acclaimed exploration of gentrification, “My Brooklyn”; the History Channel’s “F.D.R.: A Presidency Revealed”; and Ric Burn’s prize-winning PBS series, “New York: A Documentary History.”

Professor Wilder serves on the board of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center, New York Public Library. He has directed or advised exhibits at regional and national museums, including the Brooklyn Historical Society, the New-York Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Weeksville Heritage Center. He was one of the original historians for the Museum of Sex in New York City.

Professor Wilder began his career as a community organizer in the South Bronx. He has taught at Dartmouth College, Williams College, and Long Island University, and has been a visiting professor at the New School University and University College London.

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Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

In The Company Of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City

In The Company Of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City

A Covenant With Color: Race And Social Power In Brooklyn

A Covenant With Color: Race And Social Power In Brooklyn

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  • What topics does Craig Steven Wilder speak about?

    Craig Steven Wilder is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Diversity Speakers, Professors, University Speakers.
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    Craig Steven Wilder generally travels from Boston, MA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Craig Steven Wilder for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Craig Steven Wilder for your next private or corporate function.
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Historian of American Institutions and Ideas, Professor of History at MIT

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Craig Steven Wilder Biography

Craig Steven Wilder is a historian of American institutions and ideas.

Professor Wilder’s most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), which Kirkus Reviews named one of the best nonfiction books of the year and which won multiple book awards. It inspired the Grammy Award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding’s song, “Ebony and Ivy” in “Emily’s D+Evolution” (2016). A book titled Ebony & Ivy was featured in the film “Dear White People” (2014). He is also the author of A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000/2001); and In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (New York: New York University Press, 2001/2004).

His recent essays include: “War and Priests: Catholic Colleges and Slavery in the Age of Revolution,” in Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, eds., Slavery’s Capitalism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016); and “‘Driven . . . from the School of the Prophets’: The Colonizationist Ascendance at General Theological Seminary,” the inaugural essay in the digital journal New York History.

In 2004, Columbia University awarded Craig Steven Wilder the University Medal for Excellence during its 250th Anniversary Commencement.

Professor Wilder is a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, where he has served as a visiting professor, commencement speaker, and academic advisor. For more than a decade, BPI has given hundreds of men and women the opportunity to earn college degrees during their incarcerations in the New York State prison system.

He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, including Ken Burns’ “Race Man” (2016), which explores the transformative career of Jackie Robinson; “The Central Park Five,” which received the 2013 Peabody Award; Kelly Anderson’s groundbreaking and acclaimed exploration of gentrification, “My Brooklyn”; the History Channel’s “F.D.R.: A Presidency Revealed”; and Ric Burn’s prize-winning PBS series, “New York: A Documentary History.”

Professor Wilder serves on the board of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center, New York Public Library. He has directed or advised exhibits at regional and national museums, including the Brooklyn Historical Society, the New-York Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Weeksville Heritage Center. He was one of the original historians for the Museum of Sex in New York City.

Professor Wilder began his career as a community organizer in the South Bronx. He has taught at Dartmouth College, Williams College, and Long Island University, and has been a visiting professor at the New School University and University College London.

Craig Steven Wilder Videos

  • 2018 Bowen Lecture with Craig Steven Wilder - Colleges & Slavery ...
    Craig Steven Wilder is currently the Barton L. Weller Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
  • Craig Steven Wilder: Ebony And Ivory - YouTube
    Dr. Craig Steven Wilder's new book, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, ...

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  • How do I book Craig Steven Wilder to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Craig Steven Wilder for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Craig Steven Wilder, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Craig Steven Wilder or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Craig Steven Wilder

    Speaking fees for Craig Steven Wilder, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Craig Steven Wilder are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Craig Steven Wilder, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Craig Steven Wilder speak about?

    Craig Steven Wilder is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Diversity Speakers, Professors, University Speakers.
  • Where does Craig Steven Wilder travel from?

    Craig Steven Wilder generally travels from Boston, MA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Craig Steven Wilder’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Craig Steven Wilder for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Craig Steven Wilder for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Craig Steven Wilder or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Craig Steven Wilder is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Craig Steven Wilder for your event is available upon request. Craig Steven Wilder generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Melissa L. Cooper, Carolyn Roberts, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Jeffrey C. Stewart and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Craig Steven Wilder for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Craig Steven Wilder Speaker Videos

  • 2018 Bowen Lecture with Craig Steven Wilder - Colleges & Slavery ...
    Craig Steven Wilder is currently the Barton L. Weller Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
    Craig Steven Wilder: Ebony And Ivory - YouTube
    Dr. Craig Steven Wilder's new book, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, ...

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