Panel discussion to focus on how laws have led to racism

by | Dec 20, 2019 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, January 21, 7 pm, L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center at Norfolk State University

In honor of the National Day of Racial Healing, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation will sponsor a civil rights panel to discuss how laws have led to racism. It will feature descendants of plaintiffs and judges in the Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court cases. Panelists will discuss the U.S. legal system’s history of racial bias, offer opportunities for healing and understanding, and explain how they work together to fight racism.

This Understanding Hampton Roads forum is sponsored by the community foundation in partnership with Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and Virginians for Reconciliation.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required at 757-622-7951 or Learn more at