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Community Read: Ebony & Ivy

Beginning April 1, 2021

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

All are welcome to join 'phase two' of the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences community read and discussion of “Ebony & Ivy," the groundbreaking book by Craig Steven Wilder that exposes the links between slavery, racism and the founding of the American university system. Each week, our class has explored a chapter of the book and listened to commentary from experts in our community and across the country.
The first half of our community read began on January14. The second half kicks off on April 1 and meets weekly each Thursday from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom through June 10.


Details and Deadline:
Thursdays from April 1 through June 10, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST via Zoom. Please register for the second half of the class by March 30.
Course Credits:
The Community Read is being offered as a 1-credit special-topics course in politics in the winter and spring, open to all Drexel students. If you are seeking course credit, please register for PSCI T180, for the reading and discussion portion, and/or WRIT 280, for writing about the experience, the readings, etc.

  • Philadelphia’s Black Bottom Neighborhood
  • Drexel University’s Founding and Mission
  • Politics and Finances of American Universities
  • Women, Slavery and the Academy
  • History of Medical Education
  • Persistence of Scientific Racism
*Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 5 points (a $5 credit) for attending each session. Your name must appear in the participants box in Zoom (you must be signed in) in order to receive wellness credit. You will receive an email from Career Pathway confirming your attendance after attendance has been completed. Wellness points will appear in your Health Advocate profile in six weeks.  
You must register for the Health Advocate Wellness Incentive Program AND complete your annual Personal Health Profile before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities.  There will be a 6-week delay in these points and payouts being distributed. For information about our wellness incentive program, please visit:
Please contact Wellness Administrator Monica Fauble with questions about your wellness points:

Contact Information

Amelia Hoover-Green, PhD; Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; College of Arts and Sciences

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