In 2008, the 40th anniversary of King's death, the University of Baltimore offered a close-up examination of the riots—their causes and the short- and long-term consequences—in a series of public events called "Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth." The highlight of the events was a conference exploring the effects of the riots and the many efforts at civic healing that followed. This national gathering of experts, included scholars across disciplines as varied as race relations, civic engagement and 20th-century history, takinge place on the campus April 3-5, 2008, 40 years to the date of King's murder and the unrest that followed.

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