Presentations on the role of history and memory in shaping American culture and identity by Clint Smith, Renée Stout, and Hank Willis Thomas. Followed with discussion moderated by E. Carmen Ramos, chief curatorial and conservation officer, National Gallery of Art.
Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (2021); poet, staff writer at The Atlantic, and host of the YouTube series Crash Course Black American History
Renée Stout, artist
Hank Willis Thomas, artist and cofounder of For Freedoms
Session topic inspired by Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Boston: Little, Brown, 2021).