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Race in America Panel Discussions at WKCTC and Local Church

Paducah, Kentucky (March 28, 2016) A panel discussion about race in America will be held on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College and at Washington Street Baptist Church in April.

Part of WKCTCs Diversity and Inclusion series, Race in America, Nearly Half a Century After Martin Luther King Jr. will be held April 4 from 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. in WKCTCs Crounse Hall, Room 101 and April 7 from 6 7:30 p.m. at Washington Street Baptist Church, 721 Washington Street. Both presentations are free.

During each presentation, panelists will discuss the Confederate Flag and how it symbolized slavery and treason during the war, and how it has become a modern symbol of resistance to racial equality, as well as other race issues in 21st century America.

Panelists: David Nickell, WKCTC professor of sociology and philosophy; Gerald Watkins, Kentucky Representative and WKCTC professor of political science; Dr. James Duane Bolin, Murray State University (MSU) professor of history; Dr. Brian Clardy, MSU assistant professor of history and coordinator of religious studies; and panel facilitator Berry Craig III, author and WKCTC retired professor of history.

The media is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Dr. Belinda A. Dalton-Russell, WKCTC vice president of student development and the director of the colleges Office of Cultural Diversity/Student Development at 270-534-3081,