You’re invited to read and discuss the third and final Antiracist Book Club selection of the 2021-22 academic year.
“Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities” by Craig Wilder is a groundbreaking exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, racism, and higher education in America. Wilder, a leading African American historian, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy.
“Ebony and Ivy” is now available in the CC Bookstore. It’s free with your CC Gold Card. As always, the book is accompanied by study guides, talks, and other resources, available to you on the Antiracist Book Club Microsoft Teams platform.
Please be aware that this book contains sensitive content including graphic details of humans being physically harmed and experimented on as well as descriptions of physical and mental abuse that may be distressing to readers. The Wellness Resource Center has assembled an extensive list of resources and supports available to you and listed on the study guide.
The ABC is meant to be self-led and asynchronous. We encourage you to create space to discuss these books and their topics in the spaces you already currently inhabit (e.g., department meetings, athletics teams, student clubs/organizations, etc.) and at your own pace.
Senior Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Development
Senior Associate Dean of Students for Equity and Inclusion
Director of the Butler Center