About 75 people, appropriately spaced, filled Post Office Square for over an hour Sunday afternoon with a series of speakers sharing their personal experiences with racism in Waldo County.

The peaceful 4 p.m. rally in support of Black Lives Matter was organized by Louisa Carl of Waldo, after her 13-year-old son Max Dubois' "Black Brown LGBQT Lives Matter Too" sign was defaced with a swastika last month in front of their home on Poors Mill Road. Carl's older son, Rio, 16, helped organize the event.

Speakers included parents and high school students, white and of color, describing incidents of racism, their concerns and fears, and calling for action.

"The time for racism in America is over," Carl declared in her closing remarks. She called on "white people" to "forget about" feelings of guilt, telling them instead to "Act! There are lots of things you can do!"