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Michele Norris

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Russia To Beef Up Its Nuclear Arsenal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

David Greene talks to Shaun Walker of The Guardian about Russia's nuclear arsenal. And, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges on the U.S. military moving heavy weapons into Eastern Europe to counter Russian aggression.


'3 ½ Minutes' Chronicles Florida Murder Over Loud Rap Music

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A new documentary revisits Florida's loud music murder case. Michael Dunn, a white man, shot 10 bullets into a car with four unarmed young black men during an argument at a Jacksonville gas station.


Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Monday, March 23, 2015

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was white. Her latest documentary, Little White Lie, explores the secret that changed her life.

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Suzan-Lori Parks' New Play, 'Father Comes Home From The Wars'

Friday, December 05, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is finishing a run on her latest work, "Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1,2 & 3)" at The Public Theater in New York.


Race Card Project: With Dreadlocks, Come Assumptions

Monday, November 17, 2014

NPR's Michele Norris continues her conversation with Marc Quarles for The Race Card Project. Quarles six words are: With Kids, I'm Dad; Alone: Thug.

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Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

Monday, May 19, 2014

A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.


'12 Years A Slave' Screenwriter Talks Grit, Grace And Survival

Thursday, February 27, 2014

John Ridley tells NPR's Michele Norris that while writing the screenplay, he always thought of his two sons. "My message was just about character," he says.


How to Talk about Your Mixed Race Family

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"My son's not half, he's double."

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For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

After days of worry, Clarence B. Jones, legal adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., was relieved to stand at the Lincoln Memorial and watch the event unfold without a hitch. While there's been great progress in the decades since, Jones says, he also feels King's dream still remains unfulfilled.


Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream'

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Clarence Jones played an integral but mostly unseen role in the 1963 March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr.'s legal adviser, Jones assisted in drafting King's landmark speech, and drew from a recent event in Birmingham, Ala., to craft one of the speech's signature lines.


Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat

Monday, August 26, 2013

Joseph Burden and Martin Niverth, officers with the segregated D.C. police department, were both assigned to patrol the March on Washington. Burden, who is black, worked while wishing he could participate. And Niverth, a white man, was surprised to be assigned a black partner for the day.


At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When she was just 12, Edith Lee-Payne's face was immortalized in an iconic photo from the March on Washington. Decades would pass before Payne learned that her image has been used as part of documentaries, books, calendars and exhibits about the history of the civil rights movement.


Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In August 1963, Robert Avery of Gadsden, Ala., was 15 and active in the civil rights movement. He and two friends were bent on participating in the March on Washington, but with little money, they had no choice but to hitchhike — on Southern roads that could be dangerous for segregation opponents.


To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain'

Monday, August 05, 2013

When civil rights worker Jack Hansan traveled to Washington to participate in the march, the fear of violence breaking out was very real. But the father of four knew he had to be there, not just to witness history, but also to play a part in changing it.


Florida Case Prompts Massive Responses To Race Card Project

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

For the last three years, NPR's Michele Norris has asked people to share their six-word stories about race and cultural identity. The confrontation in Sanford, Fla., has been a running thread in the inbox of the Race Card Project since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012.


The Mix: Songs Inspired By The Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The songs of the civil rights era are as varied as the people who have marched in the movement. We look back over five decades of passionate, engaged music-making — from singers in the struggle to young artists celebrating their political and musical heroes.


A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On June 11, 1963, Gov. George Wallace stood at the University of Alabama to block two black students attempting to cross the color line and register for classes. The event forever associated him with segregation. His daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, 63, is trying to shake that link.


Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Elysha O'Brien calls herself a "Mexican white girl." Not just because of her ethnically ambiguous appearance, she says, but also because she can't speak Spanish. Fearing their children would experience discrimination if they spoke Spanish, her parents chose not to teach them their native tongue.


For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dr. Gregory McGriff, a black doctor in a largely white community, says gaining his patients' trust requires him to spend more time and "communicate a little bit more" than his white colleagues. He says that disparity, while seeming unfair, has helped to make him a better doctor.


Host ProFile: 'The Single Most Important Thing I Do Is Listen.'

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Back behind the mic in her new role as NPR Host & Special Correspondent, Michele Norris has set her heart (and ear) on the powerful collection of six-word essays submitted by NPR listeners for The Race Card Project. Read on for more about the project and other insights from the familiar NPR voice.