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Understanding Civic Unrest in Baltimore, 1968-2015

Resources (at Decker Library and elsewhere) for investigating the history of Baltimore, Baltimore '68 riots, and the Baltimore Uprising of 2015.

Streaming Video and Decker Library

Decker Library subscribes to Films On Demand and Alexander Street Press Art and Architecture in Video streaming services. 

Below are links to films related to race, Civil Rights, social issues, and more from Films On Demand as well as directly from YouTube and Vimeo.

Note: Take a look at the films available for check out at Decker Library.

Film On Demand

YouTube and Vimeo


PEACE IN THE ABSENCE OF WAR (Baltimore 4/27/15 - 5/2/15) from Theo Anthony on Vimeo.

Baltimore 4/27/15 - 5/2/15

On April 27th, 2015, following more than a week of protests over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra held a free concert in downtown Baltimore. Footage is culled from that concert, along with various demonstrations on that same day. All nights shots taken while following the route of Freddie Gray's arrest after curfew.

On May 9th, 2015, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra held another free concert, this time in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Freddie Gray's arrest.

Directed & Edited by Theo Anthony
Field Sound by Marc Gallant
Post Sound by SchwarzSpecial Thanks to Kasai Rex, Lawrence Burney, Matt Porterfield, Brett Kashmere, Brett Story & Whitney Mallett"



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Titles listed below were retrieved from The Huffington Post 7 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Better Understand What's Going On In Ferguson (August 20, 2014).

Crisis of Distrust: Police and Community in Toronto by Policing and Literacy Initiative.

No Justice No Peace: California's Battle Against Police Brutality & Racist Violence by Liberation News.

Copwatch: These Streets Are Watching by Jacob Crawford, Director.

Exposing The Modern Racist Paradigm, Pt. 1

Racism: A History by BBC.

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