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Retro Baltimore Trivia: What civil rights activist described ‘Young Tommy’ D’Alesandro III as ‘the greatest mayor in Baltimore’s modern history’?

Baltimore civil rights leaders watch TV coverage in 1968.
Baltimore civil rights leaders watch TV coverage in 1968. (Lloyd Pearson / Baltimore Sun)

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging.

Here’s last week’s trivia:

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QUESTION: What civil rights activist once described “Young Tommy” D’Alesandro III, who died on Sunday, as “the greatest mayor in Baltimore’s modern history"?

ANSWER: The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a Baltimore civil rights leader, when speaking of D’Alesandro’s handling of the 1968 riots.

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