Biggest busts in Baltimore sports history

Jesse Jackson

Desegregating Baltimore

Desegregating Baltimore

Fifty-one years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. turned his attention from the blatant segregation of the South toward the more subtle but equally real and insidious segregation of the North. That year, he moved his family to a slum apartment in Chicago as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement, an effort to end the policies and practices by which blacks and whites were kept in separate and profoundly unequal neighborhoods. The cause King and his allies (including a very young Rev. Jesse Jackson) fought for was not just that blacks and whites should live side by side but that they should have access to the same economic, social and educational opportunities. "Yes, we are tired of...

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