Apr 1, 2008

1968 Baltimore riots speed white flight to suburbs

BALTIMORE (Sara Michael, Examiner) - As a 29-year-old pharmacy manager, Theodore Sophocleus ignored calls from his bosses to close the Read’s drugstore at Light and Cross streets as riots raged across the city.
If he closed, his workers told him, looters would rob and destroy the store. “They were concerned the devastation was working its way into South Baltimore,” Sophocleus said, 40 years after Baltimore’s race riots. Link

Photo: Baltimore News American via Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth, University of Baltimore.