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Understanding Civic Unrest in Baltimore: From the '68 Riots to the Uprising of 2015 and Present Day

Unrest is part of United States history. The goal of this resource is to help folks investigate the history of it, with a particular focus on Baltimore City,

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Understanding Images

Images are undoubtedly powerful. Just like other resources, images can be taken out of original context in order to provide proof on a particular position, for example. 

How do we interpret images in different environments? If an image is broadcasted on network news as opposed to social media, do we believe what we see more? Is the creator of the image important? 


Knochel, A.D. (2013). Assembling Visuality: Social Media, Everyday Imaging, and Critical Thinking in Digital Visual Culture. Visual Arts Research. Vol. 39, No. 2 (Winter 2013), pp. 13-27. Published by University of Illinois Press. Stable URL:

Fox News Station Posts Fake Baltimore Riot Photo from Venezuela
curtisfease, Friday, May 1, 2015, Daily Kos

Fox13 Memphis Facebook post used photo from riots in Venezuela and titled it, "Baltimore In Flames."

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