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Friday, November 3, 2017 5:15 PM6:15 PM
The free Capp's Lecture at the National Humanities Conference features Dr. Craig Steven Wilder and is sponsored in part by The Lowell Institute and Mass Humanities. Join Dr. Craig Steven Wilder as he traces the origins of one of New York City's most iconic high schools to the old Dutch slaveholding village of Flatbush in order to explain the multiple "lives" of the school and to encourage rethinking the early history of public education. Dr. Wilder is a historian of American ideas and institutions and author of several books, including his most recent, "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities," which Kirkus Reviews named one of the best nonfiction books of the year. He is also a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative and has advised and appeared in several historical documentaries, including Ken Burns' "Race Man."