When poet and Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith set out to explore how the history of American slavery is interpreted and memorialized, he did so with an open mind and a generous heart. The result is How The Word is Passed, Smith’s chronicle of his journey to nine places with links to the legacy of slavery. Some sites are reckoning with their full history, some are running from it, and some are navigating the broad landscape in between. Join Planet Word and Clint Smith for a conversation about history, memory, and story-telling.
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