Special Series Explores Slavery

-by Antoinette Grajeda

NPR's partnership with The Race Card Project "explores a different kind of conversation about race" by asking people to think about their experiences and observations about race or cultural identity and then explain those in one, six-word sentence. Every so often, NPR Host and Special Correspondent Michele Norris looks into those stories and discusses them on Morning Edition.

Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning and 12 Years a Slave was nominated in nine different categories. The film has inspired The Race Card Project to discuss the topic of slavery this week on Morning Edition. On Wednesday's installment of the special series, the story had a connection to Arkansas. In case you missed it, you can listen to the segment here.