Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Lecture - Featuring Michele Norris

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

Sage Chapel 147 Ho Plaza

Award-winning journalist Michele Norris 2010 book The Grace of Silence started out as a quest to uncover how America talked about race in the wake of the Obama presidential election.  What resulted was what Norris calls an "accidental memoir."  Named one of the year's best books by The Christian Science Monitor, the book became and eye-opening family history lesson revealing her own family's racial legacy and the larger conversation surrounding race in America.  The book has also let to the spin off blog "The Race Card Project" and a deeper look at our attitudes and beliefs about race.

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Event Type

Author Appearance, Cultural, Lecture, Special Event

Departments

Cornell United Religious Work

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Website

http://dos.cornell.edu/curw/Annual-Ma...

Cost

Free

Contact E-Mail

jh115@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Janelle Hanson

Contact Phone

607-255-6002

Speaker

Michele Norris

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Janelle Hanson Carmella Calabrese Amy Somchanhmavong Tracy Vosburgh Julie Paige
Gina Giambattista Masanga Sebuharara Anushka Mehrotra Roselio Recio

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