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Maryland Historical Society Collects Photos, Oral Histories Of Baltimore Unrest

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Calling all photographers.

The Maryland Historical Society is looking for images from both professional and amateur photographers in order to document the Freddie Gray protests, Baltimore riots and unrest and cleanup efforts.

"We believe this is an important topic for public history," says MdHS President Burt Kummerow. "We have the resources to interpret these events as well as what has happened in the past."

The photographic images will become part of a digital collection that will be housed on a Wordpress website maintained by The Maryland Historical Society.

Submissions should include your name, email address, date and location where the photos were take and your camera type and model.

Images may be submitted to the Maryland Historical Society through Dropbox at

The historical society is also collecting objects and oral histories from protestors and civil rights leaders in Baltimore.

"Through its 286-year history, Baltimore has seen its share of triumphs and setbacks, wars, depressions, mobs and spectaculars," says Kummerow, "The Maryland Historical Society believes that one thing is certain: it is the people of Baltimore who give this city its great name. We made America the home of the brave 200 years ago, and we are known as the birthplace of the Nation's Anthem today. The Maryland Historical Society is committed to healing and reconciliation in the community it loves."

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