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Book Discussion of How the Word is Passed

Meeting Room 302
Wednesday, Jan 18, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

The 2022-2023 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection. In his narrative nonfiction debut, Smith visits eight sites, including his hometown of New Orleans; Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; New York City; and Angola Prison, using archival research as well as interviews to dig deep into the past and offer an inter-generational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history and memory. Join us for discussion. (Author not present)