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How the Word Is Passed: Nine Places Where The Story Of Slavery Lives On

 Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate.
Tony Fischer
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate.

This episode originally aired on June 28, 2021.

Between October 2017 and February 2020, educator, poet and Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith visited nine places in the U.S. and abroad where, as he puts it, “the story of slavery in America lives on.”

From Jefferson’s Monticello, to the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, to an island off the coast of Senegal, Smith traces the scars of chattel slavery that still reverberate today.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, a conversation with Clint Smith about his new book, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.


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