Book Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city / Wes Moore with Erica L. Green.
Publication year: 2021
Media type Book
Publisher: W.F. Howes Ltd,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781004048311 (pbk.) :
Standard print edition originally published: New York: One World, 2020.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: 336 pages (large print)
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
A kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world. When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma from which he would never recover. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like the final straw - it led to a week of protests empowered by the Black Lives Matter movement, then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising.