Jamal Bryant

Revisit the early days of the Freddie Gray protests in this Fela-soundtracked short by Baltimore Bloc

Revisit the early days of the Freddie Gray protests in this Fela-soundtracked short by Baltimore Bloc

There has been and will probably always be plenty of "looking back" sorts of pieces about the Baltimore Uprising, which happened around this time two years ago. At some point or another, at least two different people or crews have been wandering around asking questions, shooting footage, making some big ponderous documentary about it and what it all meant. For me though, more than City Paper's own literary coverage of the protests and day of rioting, and more than the Baltimore Sun's dogged consistent coverage, the uprising is best captured in this short video put together by grassroots collective Baltimore Bloc—"The Baltimore Uprising - Part 1."

The video, which...

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