Two years ago, Baltimore photographer Devin Allen became an internationally known name for his raw images capturing the spring 2015 uprising. His newest upcoming book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” chronicles those fateful days that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
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How is Baltimore doing since the riots in April 2015? What has changed? What still needs to change?
Fate brings Civil Rights activist and author Lynda Blackmon Lowery to Friends School Tuesday, April 26
After listening to an interview on NPR in January 2015 with Civil Rights activist and author Lynda Blackmon Lowery on her newly released book, “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,” Friends Middle School students wrote Ms. Lowery to express the admiration and inspiration they felt upon hearing her story. The author was the youngest of several hundred Selma residents who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 to peacefully protest voter suppression – a march which turned terribly violent. As fate would have it, Ms. Lowery opened the packet of the Friends students’ letters on April 27, 2015, as she sat watching CNN coverage of the Baltimore uprising.
The Maryland Historical Society launched a website on Thursday with thousands of photographs, video and audio segments, and text files documenting the unrest in Baltimore, and they’re putting the call out for more.
Protestors have become a common sight on the streets of Baltimore over the last month. But on Tuesday morning, they took to the highways.