‘Shades of Color’ will highlight local push for racial understanding

Race relations seem to be a crossroads across the United States in light of recent controversial events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and elsewhere.

But a Tuesday event in Gastonia will shine a light on how city leaders here have worked proactively over the last 50 years to prevent the type of conflict and tragedy that has inflamed many other communities. Organizers of “Shades of Color: A Living History of Race Relations” hope the panel discussion will serve as an inspiring example of the kinds of collaborative benefits that are possible when people of different backgrounds and ethnicities come together.

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(Gastonia Gazette, 8/25/17)