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Author Clint Smith and the History We Decide to See



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On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to author and poet Clint Smith about his new book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery, the struggle to remove confederate monuments throughout the Southern United States, how to make sense of the absurd lies that have been generationally passed down since slavery was abolished, and more.

Clint Smith III is an American writer, poet and scholar. He is the author of Counting Descent, a 2017 poetry collection, and How the Word Is Passed which topped The New York Times Best Seller list in June 2021. Smith received a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Other books mentioned on the show: Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World

Reach out to the Texas Historical Commission to help in the fight to remove the Confederate monument in Bastrop, Texas: thc.texas.gov/contact or email thc@thc.texas.gov

Donate to the Lockhart Texas Confederate removal campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/remove-the-confederate-monument-in-lockhart-tx

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