The Upper School Welcomed Guest Speaker Clint Smith to Commemorate MLK Jr. Day

Over the past three years, the Upper School has used the assembly prior to MLK Jr. Day to commemorate the life of Dr. King. This year, Saint Andrew's invited Clint Smith; writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate at Harvard University to address the Upper School during assembly on Friday, January 17, 2020. He is well known for his talks on TED, NPR, and other school groups. 
During his talk, he discussed the legacy of Dr. King, the history of black Americans, the need for better-funded school and education reform, and the need for young people to educate themselves and know history. He performed some of his poetry with the Upper School students and stressed that all humans are worthy of respect. His engaging presentation enriched ongoing conversations about race, equity, and social justice. 
Clint Smith was available after the assembly to talk one-on-one with students and faculty as well as sign his book of poems, Counting Descent. For more information about Clint Smith, you can visit his website:

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