A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising

On April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department and died a week later from a severe spinal cord injury. In the past, injuries and killings of African Americans in police custody have received little media attention, but Gray’s death pushed Baltimore to a tipping point. In what became known as the “Baltimore Uprising,” thousands of activists flocked to West Baltimore streets in outrage, and tension over the city’s racial inequity and poor public-housing conditions were catapulted to the forefront. A year later, how has the city changed? Some community leaders say Baltimore is far from achieving greater racial equity. But people are beginning to have conversations about police accountability and the systemic racism that has marginalized Black residents... read more
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A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising