How Baltimore changed ex-felon voting rights and why it matters
Like Michael Brown and Ferguson, the protests in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death in 2015 didn’t erupt out of nowhere. The city’s history of inequality—from its issues with voter registration, housing segregation, and lack of investment in infrastructure—runs so deep that it can serve as a case study of race relations in America. Take a look back at the civil unrest of Baltimore from the 1950s and after to understand how race has long shaped the present-day city.
This video was published in partnership with Peabody Spotlight, a digital series produced by the Peabody Media Center, in commemoration of Black History Month.