The University of Baltimore announces "Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth," a conference to explore the effects of the riots after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968 and the efforts at civic healing that followed. Sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, this public conference will be held April 3-5, 2008, on the 40th anniversary of King's death and the ensuing riots. It will include cutting-edge scholarly presentations and sessions featuring witnesses to, and leaders of, many efforts to repair Baltimore in the days and months that followed the riots.
Proposals for papers, presentations, panels, roundtables, poster sessions, film screenings, or workshops should include a 250-word abstract, a one-page resume including contact information for each participant (telephone number, address, affiliation, and e-mail address), as well as technology needs. The deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2007.
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