Today we continue our new series The Listening Project. The past couple of weeks we've heard individuals talk about their personal experience with racial and social inequality.
Back in November, Carbondale Community Arts held a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of the program they hosted a Race Card Project installment. The Race Card Project is a national initiative that asks people to talk about their experience with race in six words. Some of the participants shared their words with us.
Today we hear from Gary Kolb of Carbondale.
How did your experiences during those formative years shape your beliefs and opinions on race?
Do you foresee a time when racial and social issues are openly discussed?
That's Gary Kolb - the President of the Board of Directors for Carbondale Community Arts and Emeritus Dean of SIU-C's School of Mass Communication and Media Arts. His story was recorded on November 8, 2014 during the Carbondale Community Arts University commemoration of the civil rights act of 1964.
WSIU's The Listening Project is a community engagement initiative that chronicles the stories, experiences, and history of the people who call this region home.