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Common Ground: Looking to the Past to Reclaim our Future by John B. King Jr.

March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

John B. King Jr. 

CEO of The Education Trust, Founder of Strong Future Maryland, Former Secretary of Education to President Barack Obama

Looking to the Past to Reclaim our Future

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.


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John B. King Jr. recounts the multi-generational journey that led from his great-grandfather being enslaved in Maryland to King serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education, and explores the ways in which our past can inform the paths we choose to take in the future – both as individuals and a community. King’s story underlines the importance of investing in those who have too often been marginalized, underserved, and forgotten, especially as we begin to emerge from the pandemic that only further underlined deeply-rooted racial and economic inequities in our society.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Destination Southern Maryland (Southern Maryland Heritage Area) and the Maryland Heritage Area Authority.

FREE WEBINAR for the public – Advance registration required.

This year’s Common Ground will be offered virtually. 

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March 31, 2021
7:00 pm


Historic Sotterley