Nov. 21, 2008–Race in America was the unavoidable topic at the center of the historic presidential election that ended with Barack Obama being chosen as the 44th president of the United States and the first black person to hold the job.
It was a wide-ranging discussion that demonstrated just how much the country had changed and how slowly change happens. In one remarkable chronicle of the race debate, our partners at NPR produced The York Project: Race & The ’08 Vote, a series of radio broadcasts that focused the discussion on one community in Central Pennsylvania. The results were remarkable.
Listen to the broadcasts here.