Cloud9: Those Confederate and Colonial Monuments, with Dr. Derik Smith

Cloud9 is a podcast produced by Baha’i Teachings. Its aim is to feature interviews with artists and discuss what inspires them to make a positive contribution to the world. In this episode, Baha’i Teachings’ arts editor Shadi Toloui-Wallace interviews Dr. Derik Smith, a professor in the Department of Literature at Claremont McKenna College just east of Los Angeles. His work focuses on African American literary culture and cultural history, with a particular interest in African American poetry and intellectual history.

If you enjoy this podcast, you might also like the Baha’i Blogcast, particularly this episode featuring Derek Smith: Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 39: Derek Smith

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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