Russell Combs to Speak on Community Conversation Panel
On November 4, Nichols Upper School history teacher Russell Combs will be speaking at How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, a Community Conversation from New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Members of the Nichols community are encouraged to register and join us for this event.
Mr. Combs will join author Clint Smith and Trinity School's Deirdre Williamson as they discuss the history of slavery and how to provide an inclusive study of United States history for students. The conversation will be followed by questions and answers provided in advance by registrants.
All attendees, whether attendees as part of the school group or individual, must register with Zoom in order to get their unique link for that individual seat.
In the epilogue to his New York Times-bestselling book How the Word Is Passed, Clint Smith writes: "The history of slavery is the history of the United States. It was not peripheral to our founding; it was central to it. It is not irrelevant to our contemporary society; it created it. This history is in our soil, it is in our policies, and it must, too, be in our memories. And one of the ways this foundational history enters our memories is through the classroom. This is work for all of us — to create, to share, to teach.”
We hope you will join us for this engaging community conversation.