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How the Word Is Passed

Clint Smith's gifts as both a poet and a scholar make How the Word Is Passed a richly provocative read.

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Review of ‘How the Word Is Passed’

Clint Smith's gifts as both a poet and a scholar make How the Word Is Passed a richly provocative read about places where the story of American slavery lives on. This vital book originated in poetic meditations on the memorials of the Confederacy after Smith’s hometown of New Orleans removed many of those statues in…

Interview with Clint Smith

Clint Smith, whose spellbinding debut nonfiction book is a must-read, shares his thoughts on reckoning with Confederate landmarks and locations where Black people were enslaved.

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