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Award-winning author Clint Smith, Atlantic Staff Writer, to deliver the 2022 Reverend Bernie Clark, CSC Lecture | News | Notre Dame News

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Clint Smith

Clint Smith, award-winning author and editor for The Atlantic, will deliver the 2022 Lecture by Rev. Bernie Clark, CSC, of ​​the Center for Social Concerns, at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 (Wednesday) in the Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn on the Campus of Notre Dame University. The event is free and open to the public.

Smith is the author of the nonfiction narrative book “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America,” a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award. for non-fiction, as well as “Counting Descent,” winner of the American Library Association’s 2017 Black Caucus Best Book of Poetry Literary Award and finalist for the NAACP Image Award.

A New Orleans native whose family survived Hurricane Katrina, Smith has received fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New America, Emerson Collective, Art for Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation. His essays, poems, and scholarly writings have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, Paris Review, Harvard Educational Review, and elsewhere.

Presented in partnership with the Departments of American Studies and History, the Reverend Bernie Clark, CSC Lecture was established in 2009 to shed light on issues of justice and themes affecting the common good.

For more information, visit socialconcerns.nd.edu/bernieclark.

Contact: Erin Blasko, Associate Director of Media Relations, 574-631-4127, [email protected]