Black History Month with Clint Smith & PBS NewsHour

Oppression doesn’t disappear just because you decided not to teach us that chapter.
— Clint Smith

"When you sing that this country was founded on freedom, don't forget the duet of shackles dragging against the ground my entire life." This is how poet Clint Smith begins his letter to past presidents who owned slaves. In honor of Black History Month, Smith offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the history of racial inequality in the U.S.