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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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Film and Video Collection

Decker Library has over 6,000 items in our Film and Video Collection, including films, television, and MICA-related media. Below is a short list of films that relate to Civil Rights history, social issues in Baltimore, racism and discrimination, incarceration, and much more. Just as with the books listed in this guide, these films cover a wide range of topics because civic unrest calls for contextualization. 

Hover over the "i" icon for short descriptions. Special thank you to Meredith Moore, Digital Curation & Audiovisual Archives Specialist, for contributing to this list. 

Documentaries (Films and Television) and Recorded Events



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