Panel focuses on racism in America

The Baltimore Sun

HoCoPoLitSo (Howard County Poetry & Literature Society) will sponsor a free panel discussion, "Racism in America: 1968-2008: What has changed? What remains to be done?" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Those who attend will be asked to participate in a discussion that includes a decade-by-decade account of racism in America, using a visual presentation, and to examine the state of racism in the nation, with a focus on Howard County.

As part of its commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Maryland Humanities Council has undertaken to engage communities statewide in an examination of race relations today.

Locally, the council has charged HoCoPoLitSo with engaging residents in an evaluation of King's legacy, the state of racial relations, and what has been or could be done to bridge the racial divide.

Admission is free. Seating is limited, and reservations are encouraged. Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4568 or e-mail, or visit

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