The Listening Project: Lynne Chambers-Ketchens

Jan 21, 2015

Fifty Years ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, sex, or religion.  In the intervening years how much progress has society made in improving racial and social inequality?   WSIU Radio's new community engagement series The Listening Project visited with participants at Carbondale Community Arts University 2014 commemoration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  As part of that program CCA 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.

Lynne Chambers-Ketchens takes part in WSIU's The Listening Project at Carbondale Community Arts University 2014 commemoration of the Civil Rights Act.
Credit WSIU

In our first installment of The Listening Project we hear from Lynne Chambers-Ketchens of Grand Chain as she talks about her six words: "I hope it won't matter someday"

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Lynne Chambers-Ketchens is a second year law student at Southern Illinois University. Her story was recorded on November 8, 2014 at the Carbondale Community Arts University.  WSIU's The Listening Project is a community engagement initiative focused on preserving the oral history of the people who call this region home.