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On Slavery And America’s Relationship With Its History




“How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America” book cover
“How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America” book cover
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Author Clint Smith traveled to some of the most charged places in America’s history, from the Monticello Plantation in Virginia to the Blandford Cemetery, where Confederate soldiers are buried, to gain a deeper understanding of America’s history with slavery and its relationship to this history. 

We sit down with Smith to discuss his new book, “How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America.” 

Guest: 

Clint Smith, author of “How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America” (June 2021, Little, Brown and Company); he is a staff writer for the Atlantic, a poet and host of the YouTube series Crash Course Black American History; he tweets @ClintSmithIII