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Baltimore City College
Baltimore's real, untelevised revolution
Baltimore's real, untelevised revolution

"The revolution will not be televised." — Gil Scott Heron For hours on Saturday, I marched with City Bloc, a student activist organization, and alongside hundreds of other justice-seeking Baltimoreans in an attempt to bring justice, not revenge, to Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death while in the custody of Baltimore City police. During the endless hours of nonviolent protesting in which I participated, I felt proud to fight against the deplorable powers that be — I felt that my voice had been empowered as a youth in Baltimore City speaking out against injustice. As I began my job babysitting that Saturday night, after a long day of marching...