Esperanza Spalding: Ebony and Ivy (2016)

In Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (2013), MIT American history professor Craig Steven Wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together.

The book inspired Grammy Award-winner Esperanza Spalding’s song “Ebony and Ivy” in her album, D+Evolution (2016).

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department: History
Career: Arts & HumanitiesEducation
Object: Video
Collection: Craig S. Wilder, Faculty, Music, Pop Culture, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Women