Skip to main content

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.

Community Organizations

Baltimore United for Change (BUC)

BUC is a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working for justice in Baltimore City. They are working toward sustainable solutions to end police brutality in Baltimore.

Leaders of A Beautiful Struggle (LBS)

LBS is a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore, through: youth leadership development, political advocacy, and autonomous intellectual innovation.

No Boundaries Coalition

The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led initiative dedicated to deconstructing boundaries and reconstructing community. The No Boundaries Coalition brings Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, Madison park, Reservoir Hill, Upton, and Sandtown together across race, class, and neighborhood lines to build a more unified and empowered Central West Baltimore.

Baltimore Art + Justice Project

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project in the Office of Community Engagement at MICA brings together individuals and organizations working at the intersection of art and social just in Baltimore City. Through an interactive map, online resources and community dialogues, the Baltimore Art + Justice Project aims to strengthen arts/design based collaboration to create a better, more just Baltimore.

CASA de Maryland
Their mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Their vision is a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all.

Baltimore Racial Justice Action
Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) is a network of Maryland individuals committed to social and economic transformation with an emphasis on racial equity.

Baltimore United Viewfinders
Baltimore United Viewfinders is a youth-driven organization using the arts to explore their own definition of self and place. The Baltimore United Viewfinders meets at MICA Place. Their mission is to foster the leadership potential of young people as social entrepreneurs producing multimedia arts for community action and income.

WINGS Collective
The Finding Our Wings Community Documentary Program’s video skills based educational model focuses on the holistic needs of a small group of teens striving for an effective education in communities faced with a high percentage of high school drop-out.

Groups at MICA

Center for Identity and Inclusion
The Center for Identity and Inclusion bases its philosophy on inclusion and fostering recognition and respect for the voices of all students.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization at MICA
We at MICA envision a better world for everyone in which art and design thinking, creations and interventions bring voice and equitable opportunities to groups affected by disparities; advance environmental, economic and social sustainability; and enhance individual lives. 

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Research Help: 410-225-2273 / | General Questions: 410-225-2272 /

Like Us On Facebook Follow Us on Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter Follow Our tumblr Follow Us On Twitter