Clyde W. Ford
Author • Speaker
Making a difference through the power of the written and spoken word
JUNE, 2019
From Where I Write, and Speak


No, that's not my dad, that's me on the cover of my latest book!

On September 17, Amistad Press, an imprint of HarperCollins, is set to bring out THINK BLACK, a memoir about my father, who was the first Black software engineer in America.

Native American violinist, Swil Kanim; Skip Williams and Soul Shadows; and Village Books of Bellingham, WA will partner with me to host a free Community Arts Event in celebration of the book's release. My first book in ten years. This special event is taking place at Viliage Books, in Fairhaven, WA, on September 15, 2019, from 3 - 6 pm. Save the date! Join us if you're in town. Click on the cover above or the button below to read more about the book and the event.

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Coinciding with the release of THINK BLACK, Town Hall Seattle has invited me to do a special presentation as part of their "Homecoming" celebration. September 22, 2019, from 4 - 5:30 pm., tickets are $5. For more information click here.



Thank you, to all who attended one of my Humanities Washington presentations entitled, "Let's Talk About Race." Through HW I had the privilege of traveling the length and breadth of Washington State to facilitate sometimes difficult conversations about an important topic. My presentations have concluded for the summer, and I'll resume traveling the state again in the fall.

For more information about Humanities Washington, click the HW logo above.

To see of video of my entire "Let's Talk About Race" presentation at the City Club in Bellingham, WA click here.



As many of you know, I am not a huge social media fan because of its ability for use in subverting democracy. But ahead of the 2020 elections, and with the release of my latest book, I'm rejoining social media to blog, tweet, and post.