"How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith

Updated: Feb 23

Reading for Understanding: Monthly Virtual Book Discussion


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


Virtual small group book discussion of "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith.


Please purchase and read/listen to "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd, 7-9pm Eastern Standard Time.


"Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves."

Source: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/9780316492935


Please purchase and read/listen to "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd, 7-9pm Eastern Standard Time.


Register today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225812189337


Reading for Understanding

Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and meeting credentials the Monday preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern Standard Time.


Support black-owned or independent bookstores.


Many black-owned and independent bookstores now offer shipping. Find a store in your area and shop in-person or online.


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series.


About the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


The Dock C. Bracy Center is committed to human reconciliation and the eradication of racism and other forms of human oppression. Our work focuses on healing the internal emotional and cognitive harms that have allowed racism to continue to thrive in our society. We support the efforts of many other groups and individuals by providing opportunities for learning and self-reflection so that strategies to eradicate racism can become more successful. Additional information about the Center can be found by visiting the website and by following @dcbcenter.


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