In July 2016, Denver Public Library's Central Library Reference Services department hosted the Race Card Project, an interactive display prompting participants to post their thoughts on racism in just six words. Originally begun in 2010 by NPR host and special correspondent Michele Norris, the project has evolved from mail-in postcards to a website.
As part of its Black History Month celebration in February 2017, DPL's Central Library recreated this display, and postings have ranged from hopeful to questioning to angry. The Race Card Project will remain on display through mid-March in the Burnham Hoyt room, so there's still time to participate. Come share your story with six words.
Did Black History Month spark your curiosity? DPL has plenty of resources available to get your research going. Start with our online African American Research guide compiled by Blair-Caldwell and Western History and Genealogy Reference Services staff, or with a visit to the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.