E.R. Shipp On The Way Forward, A Year After The Uprising
Freddie Gray died a year ago tomorrow, after suffering injuries sustained while in police custody. April 27th marks the one year anniversary of the uprising and violence that followed his funeral. Over the last year politicians, activists and community members have been discussing the issues that were brought to national attention during the uprising; issues like racial and economic inequality and mistrust between communities of color and the police.
There has been a lot of brainstorming about ways to address the issues we face in Baltimore, but many feel that brainstorming isn’t being backed by active solutions.
E.R. Shipp is an Associate Professor and Journalist in Residence at Morgan State University. In 1996, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her columns in the New York Daily News that focused on race, welfare and social issues. Tomorrow she’ll be participating in a panel discussion about the challenges Baltimore faces. That event is sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council and is part of a series of panels commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize.
She joins Tom to discuss the year since Freddie Gray’s death and the way forward for Baltimore.
The "Challenges Faced by Baltimore" panel takes place on Tuesday, April 19th. The event is being held at the Baltimore Sun and starts at 7pm.