All Night. All Day. We Will Fight For Freddie Gray

This is a people’s archive. For the people. By the people. Owned by all.

Preserve the Baltimore Uprising began as a digital repository designed to preserve and make accessible original content captured and created by individual community members, grassroots organizations, and witnesses to the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015.

Since then, we have been called to witness and respond to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others.

In light of these events, we renew and expand our commitment:

Help us gather and preserve the different perspectives and experiences of protest and unrest. Too often, history is shaped by official accounts. When the history of the Baltimore Uprising is written, we want to make sure it can include voices from the streets as well as voices from the halls of government.

Share your stories. Show us what you've seen. Help us preserve the photographs you took or the sign you carried. Together, we will tell a more complete, inclusive, and just story of the long movement for Civil Rights.

This Omeka based collection site was built by Denise D. Meringolo, Director of Public History at UMBC, who is solely responsible for the explanatory text here and on the About Page. The collection site resides on an independent web hosting platform, Reclaim Hosting. The materials you donate are preserved in partnership with the Maryland Center for History and Culture.