Baltimore, Maryland - April 30, 2015: There are 105 apartments in the The Frederick Douglass Apartments building in the Sandtown area of Baltimore. The Penn North Community center rents 35 apartments and house 170 people in them. They also rent out community and classroom space. The building is the Former Frederick Douglass High School where Billy Holiday & Thurgood Marshall attended.
The poor, predominately black area of Baltimore known as Sandtown is where the most violent riots occurred the week Freddie Gray was laid to rest. Tensions between the are's residents and police have been bubbling long before Freddie Gray died while in police custody.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The Globe and Mail