An exhibit in Rochester this spring will open opportunities for people in the community to discuss issues surrounding race, a Mayo Clinic leader said this morning at a breakfast that honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
News that the acclaimed exhibit, "Race: Are We So Different?" will be coming to Rochester has been circulating in Rochester for some time now. The formal announcement came today as Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy spoke to about 350 people gathered for the annual Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at the Rochester Golf & Country Club. The event kicked off the day's celebrations.
"It's an unprecedented look at race and racism in this country,"Noseworthy said.
The traveling exhibit, which is a project of the American Anthropological Association, will be on display in the second floor of the Rochester Public Library from May 17 to Sept. 4. Admission will be free.
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