The summer violence in Baltimore has turned husbands into single parents, transformed rookie cops into veterans, left missing verses in half-finished rap songs, forced politicians to personally confront the city’s crime problems, and sent longtime residents to new places and new lives.
After seven long months, college football finally returns to our lives tonight with 17 Football Bowl Subdivision games on the schedule.
Six Marylanders look back on the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, and its effect on their lives. Said Joyce Dennison, 71, a retired Baltimore schoolteacher: “It didn’t matter what socioeconomic group, religion or ethnicity you belonged to. There was a great feeling of humanity.”
Story by Jonathan Pitts
Portrait photos by Kim Hairston and Algerina Perna
A rumbling thunderstorm played a role in this year’s July 24 Chincoteague pony swim. Sun photographer Erin Kirkland shares her behind-the-scenes account from the annual event.