Black History Month speaker honored with Peabody Award

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Michelle Norris, who presented this year’s annual Black History Month lecture at Quinnipiac University, is among this year’s Peabody Award winners for her work on “The Race Card Project.”

Norris, a National Public Radio host and special correspondent, visited campus Feb. 19 to present the lecture, “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race.”

Norris discussed how six-word snapshots paint a vivid picture of America’s attitudes and experiences about race during a fascinating moment in American history.

She created “The Race Card Project” after the publication of her 2010 family memoir, “The Grace of Silence.” In the book, she turns her formidable interviewing and investigative skills on her own background to unearth long-hidden family secrets that raise questions about her racial legacy and shed new light on America’s complicated racial history.


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