Preserve the Baltimore Uprising & Oral History


Preserve the Baltimore Uprising ( is a digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible original content that was 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. Gray died from injuries sustained while in police custody in Baltimore, Maryland. A freely available resource for students, scholars, teachers, and the greater community, Preserve the Baltimore Uprising seeks to ensure that the historical record of these events will include diverse perspectives from people whose lives have been directly impacted by the complex events surrounding the conflicts in Baltimore. Preserve the Baltimore Uprising is a collaborative project of the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore-area university faculty members, museums, and community organizations. Support for the Baltimore Uprising comes in part from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. (Information from the Baltimore Uprising “About” page –

The site includes the audio of multiple oral history interviews guided by the Southern Oral History Program’s tips on interviewing (

You can listen to an interview with Baltimore Uprising participant Khadija Nia Adell, interviewed by Sterling Warren, here:

To see lists of oral history interviews, check here:








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