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How the Word is Passed

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 8, 2021
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The story of slavery in America shifts depending on who’s telling it, depending on which classroom, public square, or historical site you’re visiting. Poet and journalist Clint Smith saw this firsthand in the journey that led to his new bestselling book, “How the Word is Passed.” From a prison built on a former plantation to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Smith relates what he learned about the story of slavery in America. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Show More...