[URBANTH-L]CFP: Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth Conference

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Mar 29 21:26:28 EDT 2007

From: Jessica Elfenbein <jelfenbein at ubalt.edu>

The University of Baltimore is in the midst of documenting and
interpreting the riots that followed the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
in April 1968 and their aftermath.  Please check out
http://www.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=1634 and plan to attend next
April's Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth conference.


Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth
April 3-5, 2008
University of Baltimore

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2007

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 occasion of the 40th
anniversary of the riots and 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

The cataclysmic event in the history of modern Baltimore, the riots of
1968 have, until now, been largely ignored by scholars and policy makers.
Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth will present a first opportunity for the
public to have meaningful dialogue with scholars and one another to
explore the meanings of the riots on topics as varied as school
desegregation; white flight; bigotry; interfaith work; the role of the
police and National Guard; the impact of the media; Spiro Agnew's rise to
national prominence; the decline of the central business district; the
effect on twelve commercial districts spread throughout the city; and
other topics too numerous to name.

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 (phone
number, address, affiliation, and e-mail), as well as technology needs.
The deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2007.

Please send submissions to:
Jessica Elfenbein
University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
jelfenbein at ubalt.edu

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