From Housing to Gay Marriage, Baltimore's Bill Hughes Documenting History

From Housing to Gay Marriage, Baltimore's Bill Hughes Documenting History

Social justice activists celebrating the passage of Question 6. Photo by Bill Hughes.

On Thursday evening, Nov. 8, 2012, a rally to stop Governor Martin O'Malley from building a new youth jail facility in Baltimore City and instead to reallocate those funds ($104 million-plus) to a more constructive use, was held at the War Memorial Building. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the noted civil rights leader, was the main speaker. He urged the governments to convene a plan to "build houses, not jails and to keep hope alive." Excerpts from Rev. Jackson's remarks are on this video.

 

On Tuesday evening, Nov. 7, 2012, social justice activists celebrated the passage of Question 6, which upheld "Marriage Equality," by holding a spirited rally at McKeldin Square in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Mark Patro, an activist with "Light Brigade Maryland" shared his views about that long and successful campaign for human and civil rights.