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Orioles and Colts: Responding to the 1968 Unrest

September 12, 2018

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Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Phone:
410-685-3750

Overview

This lecture explores the social and cultural connections of Baltimore’s professional sports teams, the Orioles and the Colts, to the local community during the 1960s. Presenter, Professor Richard Hardesty, will focus on how players and management responded to the 1968 Baltimore riots, which erupted after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In light of the 50th anniversary year of these unfortunate events, this event compares those reactions to the events of April 2015. The Baltimore Orioles infamously played a game with empty stands to avoid the potential of violence, as had happened outside of the stadium during the unrest.

Event Details

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  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Literature
  • Special Events
  • Sports
  • Admission: $15
  • Mount Vernon

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Event Category
  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Literature
  • Special Events
  • Sports
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General Information
  • Admission: $15
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Neighborhood
  • Mount Vernon
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