The History of Sandtown
Baltimore, Maryland - April 30, 2015: Steve Dixon, 57, COO The Penn North Community Resource Center talks to one of the residents Marquita Carroll outside one of the centers' apartments. Marquita lives in the apartment with 11 other women and shares her room with another woman. Marquita has lived at Penn North for a month. She is originally from La Plata, Maryland, but moved to Penn North after she got out of jail in Jessup, MD.
The poor, predominately black area of Baltimore known as Sandtown is where the most violent riots occurred the week Freddie Gray was laid to rest. Tensions between the are's residents and police have been bubbling long before Freddie Gray died while in police custody.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The Globe and Mail