Memoir Excerpt: “I was having breakfast with my Uncle Joe,” Norris tells her NPR colleague, Steve Inskeep. “He was on this rant about how young people have it easy, and they don’t know what other people have sacrificed for them.” Between spoonfuls of oatmeal, Uncle Joe said matter-of-factly: “Well, you know your dad was shot.”
Norris had no idea; her father had never told her. The revelation drove her to launch an investigation into her family’s history — and their place in the larger, painful history of race in America — stories which she tells in her new memoir, The Grace Of Silence.
Very rarely do I recommend books to family and friends. I plan to check out Michele Norris’ book titled Grace of Silence. I was moved by Michele Norris listening to her on NPR this week and Morning Joe this morning
Watch Michele Norris speak about her book “The Grace of Silence” on Wednesday, September 22, segment of Morning Joe.
Starts at 4 minutes into the video*note video color is not adjustable*
Watch the MSNBC 17 minute clip here. Michle’s segment starts at the 8 minute mark.