Baltimore, Riots and History
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 55 , Segment 1
Episode: Riots and History, National Parks, Sound of Music, CVTs
- May 4, 2015 9:00 pm
- 19:08 mins
Guest: Elizabeth Nix, professor of legal, ethical and historical studies at the University of Baltimore and co-founder of the Baltimore ’68 Project that resulted in an anthology of stories and essays published in 2011 titled: “Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City” A curfew imposed on the city of Baltimore after rioting and looting broke out last week has been lifted. National Guard troops called in to restore order are pulling out. What had been planned as a major protest over the weekend turned into a celebration when the city’s top prosecutor announced six police officers would face murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Freddie Gray. Calm is returning, but the scars remain—in the form of burned buildings, broken windows. But we need to look much deeper to understand what really happened in Baltimore last week.