Clint Smith

Clint Smith, a Black man with a beard and bald head, wears glasses. He is sitting with his arms stacked, looking right into the camera.

Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and was selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 Best Books of 2021. He is also the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.

From Clint Smith

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A remarkable poetry collection with "inextinguishable generosity and abundant wisdom" (Monica Youn) from Clint Smith, the #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Critics Circle award-winning author of How the Word Is Passed. Available for pre-order!

Book | By Clint Smith
Tagged as: Fathers, Hope, Joy, Parenting

This compelling “important and timely” (Drew Faust, Harvard Magazine) #1 New York Timesbestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives. On order!

Book | By Clint Smith
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, History, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism, Racial Justice, Social Justice

Slavery is made to sound as if it happened in a prehistoric age instead of only a few generations ago.

Reading | By Clint Smith | January 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, History, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Violence

White supremacy illuminates the exceptional instead of blaming the system.

Reading | By Clint Smith | January 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, Anti-Oppression, Generations, History, Race/Ethnicity, Violence, WorshipWeb, Worship

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