He’ll join Davidson College President Carol Quillen for a conversation about the book Monday, June 14. Registration for the virtual event remains open.
Smith, a 2010 Davidson grad, has carved a path as a nationally recognized educator and writer. His debut non-fiction book considers how history is distorted and consumed, and how an honest approach to the past might change our collective future.
In his poetry and prose, Smith considers the far-reaching legacies of slavery. He recently joined classmate David Dennis ’08 for an interview in The Undefeated to talk about his latest work.
Dennis writes, “It’s [the book] coming out at a prescient time where America is realizing how much of our history and our nation’s most valorized leaders have been romanticized and whitewashed of their complicity in the transatlantic slave trade.”