Spoken Word: Clint Smith/Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

PBS’s Brief But Spectacular series is just that:  amazing portraits of interesting and diverse American voices presented in less than five minutes. They invited poet, educator and Harvard doctoral student Clint Smith to record a piece for Black History Month.  His response to this invitation is awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, raw and rings with truth. If you watch nothing else today, watch this.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Spoken Word: Clint Smith/Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

  1. I think I got this right… “…When you sing that this country was founded on freedom, don’t forget that you left the shackles dragging against the ground my entire life…”

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  2. wow that was amazing and so completely true. When I was little we learned about the native Americans in this completely fake way. We didn’t come to this country and give them a meal and celebrate the occasion – we slaughtered them. Totally feel this- what a great post.

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