Michele Norris http://krwg.org en Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance http://krwg.org/post/six-words-youve-got-be-taught-intolerance <em>NPR continues a series of conversations about </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a>, <em>where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often, NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for </em>Morning Edition<em>.</em><p>"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught". Mon, 19 May 2014 07:21:00 +0000 Michele Norris 66388 at http://krwg.org Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance '12 Years A Slave' Screenwriter Talks Grit, Grace And Survival http://krwg.org/post/12-years-screenwriter-talks-resistance-grace-and-survival Was screenwriter John Ridley a bit nervous the night before this year's Academy Award nominations were announced? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Michele Norris 60892 at http://krwg.org '12 Years A Slave' Screenwriter Talks Grit, Grace And Survival For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' http://krwg.org/post/kings-adviser-fulfilling-dream-cannot-wait <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Michele Norris 48417 at http://krwg.org For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream' http://krwg.org/post/clarence-b-jones-guiding-hand-behind-i-have-dream <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Michele Norris 48348 at http://krwg.org Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream' Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat http://krwg.org/post/two-officers-black-and-white-walking-63-march-beat <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:40:00 +0000 Michele Norris 48272 at http://krwg.org Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child http://krwg.org/post/1963-march-face-crowd-became-poster-child <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Michele Norris 47932 at http://krwg.org At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet http://krwg.org/post/determined-reach-1963-march-teen-used-thumb-and-feet <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:59:00 +0000 Michele Norris 47496 at http://krwg.org Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain' http://krwg.org/post/join-63-march-washington-climbing-mountain <em>For the Month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. </em><em>Approximately 250,000 people</em><em> descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Michele Norris 46886 at http://krwg.org To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain' A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation http://krwg.org/post/daughters-struggle-overcome-legacy-segregation <em>As we head into the summer months, NPR is looking back to the summer of 1963, a momentous year in civil rights history. As part of NPR's partnership with </em><em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Race Card Project</em></a>, </em><em>which asks people to distill their thoughts on race to six words, Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris is asking people who were on the front lines of history to share their memories and their thoughts on race in America today. </em><p>The legacy of the late Alabama Gov. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:18:00 +0000 Michele Norris 43068 at http://krwg.org A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language http://krwg.org/post/living-two-worlds-just-one-language <em>NPR continues its conversations about <a href="http://theracecardproject.com/" target="_blank">The Race Card Project</a>, where NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris asks people to send in six-word stories about race and culture. Thu, 23 May 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Michele Norris 41734 at http://krwg.org Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down http://krwg.org/post/black-doctor-building-trust-slowing-down <em>It may be hard to imagine that people can distill their thoughts on a topic as complicated as race into just six words. But thousands of people have done just that for The Race Card Project, in which NPR host/special correspondent Michele Norris invites people to send in their microstories about race and cultural identity. Wed, 01 May 2013 07:14:00 +0000 Michele Norris 40206 at http://krwg.org For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down March Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' http://krwg.org/post/march-kids-book-club-pick-wonderful-wizard-oz Our next book club adventure takes us on a journey that is familiar to people across generations: We will be taking a trip down the yellow brick road with <em>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,</em> first published in 1900. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:37:00 +0000 Michele Norris 36091 at http://krwg.org March Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' A Young Artist Finds Solace In Creatures Of The Sea And Sky http://krwg.org/post/young-artist-finds-solace-creatures-sea-and-sky In February, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club">Backseat Book Club</a> read a novel about a troubled kid who finds both strength and solace in the artwork of the renowned naturalist John James Audubon. The novel, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/25/172877128/with-audobons-help-beat-up-kid-is-okay-for-now"><em>Okay for Now</em> by Gary D. Schmidt</a><em>,</em> takes place in 1968 in a little town in upstate New York where middle-schooler Doug Swietek is drowning in life's complications. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Michele Norris 36092 at http://krwg.org A Young Artist Finds Solace In Creatures Of The Sea And Sky The Year's Outstanding 'Backseat' Reads, For Ages 9 To 14 http://krwg.org/post/years-outstanding-backseat-reads-ages-9-14 Since this was an election year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club">NPR's Backseat Book Club</a> decided to hold an informal poll to identify the best-loved children's books of 2012. We know that "kid lit" is a big category, stretching from baby-proof board books all the way to young-adult titles with fetching werewolves on the covers. But we're interested in books that hit the sweet spot for backseat readers — kids between 9 and 14 years of age. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:03:00 +0000 Michele Norris 31165 at http://krwg.org The Year's Outstanding 'Backseat' Reads, For Ages 9 To 14 How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses http://krwg.org/post/how-black-beauty-changed-way-we-see-horses <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club" target="_blank">NPR's Backseat Book Club</a> is back! And we begin this round of reading adventures with a cherished classic: <em>Black Beauty</em> by Anna Sewell. Generations of children and adults have loved this book. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:16:00 +0000 Michele Norris 29027 at http://krwg.org How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses November Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Red Pyramid' http://krwg.org/post/november-kids-book-club-pick-red-pyramid Mention the name Rick Riordan to adults, and they might say, "Huh?" But kids? They know. Riordan has been burning up the best-seller lists with three different series of books that all feature modern-day kids entangled in the lives of ancient gods. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Michele Norris 28938 at http://krwg.org November Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Red Pyramid' June Kids' Book Club Pick: 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' http://krwg.org/post/june-kids-book-club-pick-diary-wimpy-kid The next installment in NPR's Backseat Book Club heads back to where this all started: <em>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</em>, by Jeff Kinney. It was <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114046852" target="_blank">our 2009 interview</a> with Kinney that sparked the idea for a special book club dedicated to kids. On the day before Kinney arrived at our studios, we asked our youngest listeners to send us the questions they would put to the author of the blockbuster series. We were floored by the response. An avalanche of emails hit our inbox from kids all over the country. Thu, 31 May 2012 21:32:00 +0000 Michele Norris 19311 at http://krwg.org June Kids' Book Club Pick: 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' May Backseat Book Club Pick: 'Heart Of A Samurai' http://krwg.org/post/may-backseat-book-club-pick-heart-samurai Our May book takes us on the most action-packed adventure yet for <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club" target="_blank">NPR's Backseat Book Club</a>. In the Newbery Honor-winning <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/151279678/heart-of-a-samurai-based-on-the-true-story-of-manjiro-nakahama" target="_blank">Heart of a Samurai</a> by Margi Preus, we meet 14-year-old Manjiro, a Japanese boy who works on a fishing boat. Manjiro looks out across the sea and wonders what lies there. "Barbarians live there," he's told. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:48:00 +0000 Michele Norris 16864 at http://krwg.org May Backseat Book Club Pick: 'Heart Of A Samurai' 'The Atlantic' Remembers Its Civil War Stories http://krwg.org/post/atlantic-remembers-its-civil-war-stories Today it is widely understood that slavery is a stain on American history — indelible and regrettable. But on the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/civil-war">a new issue</a> of <em>The Atlantic</em> magazine reaches back to a time when this matter wasn't yet settled, and monumental questions were still up in the air: Would slavery continue? Would America remain united?<p>The magazine was founded by a group of prominent writers, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:17:00 +0000 Michele Norris 1060 at http://krwg.org 'The Atlantic' Remembers Its Civil War Stories