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The sky is not the limit

theracecardproject.com — Faces of the Race Card Project, 1913, aircraft, black history, black women, Elizabeth "Bessie" Colman, first African American, first experience, flight, history, pilot, pioneer, Rhinebeck, segregation, sky is the limit, stunt flying, TRCP Team, Women, Woodrow Wilson Race Card

Michigan State University

theracecardproject.com — The Race Card Project® by Michele Norris is proud to be partnering with Michigan State University in conjunction with MSU's yearlong project called 60/50. The yearlong community conversation on civil and human rights commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The Race Card Project

The Race Card Wall

theracecardproject.com — The Race Card Project submissions are thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking, brave, teeming with anger and shimmering with hope. Some will with make you smile. Others might make you squirm. And there are a few that might make you wonder why they deserve a place on our website's Race Card Wall.

Joan Rivers: Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever

npr.org — For comedienne Joan Rivers, almost everything is fair game: race, sex, death and, of course, her life. That's the subject on her latest project, an autobiographical play, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, which premieres Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Faces of The Race Card Project®

theracecardproject.com — These are some of the photos sent in to us with the 6 Word Essays. Thank you everyone here for sharing your images. Click here to randomize the cards, or make yours here. -Michele Norris

Charles, Betty, Moses, Rose, and Nice

theracecardproject.com — Ted Hudson Centreville, VA Excerpt from my fourth-great-grandfather's 1790 Sussex County, Delaware, will: It is my Will and I do order that the Negroes I now hold in bondage shall be free from me and my Heirs and at their liberty at the time hereafter mentioned to wit: Charles to

They told me I couldn't be Asian

theracecardproject.com — Phil Vongsavang Midland, GA I volunteered to join a faith based prison ministry and was told by the local sheriff's department that I was not allowed to join as an Asian. Said the deputy "we only do white or black. Do you want to be black today?"

Where are you from? You're exotic!

theracecardproject.com — Abbie Elliott Leesburg, VA For my entire adult life, dating has been a challenge. As an Asian-American, I vehemently resisted falling into stereotypes. But, as an Asian-American on the dating scene, my looks delivered my first impression for me. Men developed ideas about me even before I spoke.

I am an immigrant, and white

theracecardproject.com — Tom Dierolf Brevard, NC If you saw a photo of me among asian, black and latino faces, and asked to pick the immigrants to the U.S., you would probably not pick me. But I immigrated from Germany in 1960, and I know that all of the others in the photo could have had family living for many generations in the U.S.
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