Texas Tech University

Texas Tech to Host Fireside Chat With Author, Poet Clint Smith

Elyssa Sanders

April 11, 2022

This event is free and open to the public and media.


WHAT:  New York Times bestselling author Clint Smith will speak on the American educational system and its teaching of slavery during a fireside chat hosted by Texas Tech University.

WHEN:  7 p.m. Friday (April 15)

WHERE:  Allen Theatre, Student Union Building

EVENT:  Texas Tech's Honors College, Humanities Center and numerous campus partners are pleased to host a fireside chat with Clint Smith, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America,” which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction last year. Smith also is the author of the poetry collection “Counting Descent,” which won the 2017 Literary Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Smith received his bachelor's degree in English from Davidson College and his doctorate in education from Harvard University. This event is free and open to the public and media.

CONTACT:  Aliza Wong
Interim dean, Honors College, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-3051

Michael Borshuk
Director, Humanities Center, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-0129