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Black History Month Forum
February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Black History, the Church, and
Social Covenants in Brooklyn
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
St. Ann’s welcomes Dr. Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for an important conversation about race and reckoning with past injustice to honestly pursue racial reconciliation.
Dr. Wilder is the author of Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn. A native Brooklynite, he is a noted speaker and has written extensively on the legacy of slavery and race on U.S. communities and cultural institutions.
Joining Dr. Wilder is Canon Charles Egleston, historiographer of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, who will present late 18th and early 19th century records from St. Ann’s Church documenting the resistance to and ultimate success in dismantling prejudices against people of color within the historic parish.
This event is open to the public. Admission is free.