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February 9, 2023 Book Club

Join the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, preservation advocates, history enthusiasts, and book lovers coming together for the first Arizona Preservation Book Club event on Thursday, February 9, 2023, starting at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss "How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith, American writer, poet, and scholar. Our moderator will be Dr. Anthony Pratcher II, Assistant Teaching Professor and Honors Faculty Fellow in Barrett, the Honors College, at Arizona State University. Register and RSVP here. Review Clint Smith's bio here. Review Anthony Pratcher's bio here. Order the book at Changing Hands Bookstore or pick up a copy at your local library.

"A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, "How the Word Is Passed" illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view – whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted."

Spring/Summer 2022 Book Picks

Book Club Planning Committee


Alesha Adolph

ASU Public Allies Intern, Arizona Preservation Foundation


Kathryn Leonard

Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer


Jim McPherson

Board President, Arizona Preservation Foundation


Donna Reiner

Board Member, Preserve Phoenix

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