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Think Black Book Talk with Clyde Ford

Think Black Book Talk with Clyde Ford Online

The Bellingham-based author vividly describes the journey of researching and writing his award-winning memoir. In her review of Think Black, librarian and noted book critic Nancy Pearl said, “Using the experiences of both his father and himself, (Ford) frames the story of race in America over the last 70 years.” Audience questions are welcome.  


Read & Share 2022: Discuss Clyde Ford’s Think Black

Each year for Read & Share, WCLS staff select a non-fiction title to inspire thoughtful conversations among county residents. It’s also a chance to introduce readers to outstanding local authors. For our fourth annual event, we chose Bellingham author Clyde W. Ford’s award-winning memoir Think Black. It is a vivid portrayal of the intersection between technology and race and the tension between a trailblazing father and his rebellious son.

Ford says Think Black is: “A story about the first Black software engineer in America, who happened to be my dad. It's a story that really talks about what he encountered inside of himself and also externally in that role. And what I encountered as his son.”

While the book considers the role of technology in our lives, Ford says Think Black is “not a super techy book.” This year’s Read & Share, he says, lends itself to tough discussions about race and the extent to which technology dominates our lives and may manipulate society.

Ford, who has lived in Bellingham for 33 years, is looking forward to discussing the book with his neighbors. “Talking about hard topics, considering them together, helps us move forward as a society,” he says.  "It is like a thread that connects people when you are reading and focusing on something similar.”

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Thursday, Oct 20 2022
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