Many of us remember the day Freddie Gray died while in police custody, his pain and agony starting on the streets of Baltimore and caught on video.
Freddie Gray, an African American young man, died due to severe injuries to his spinal cord while his death was concluded as a homicide by a medical examiner. However, all of the police officers were set free, no convictions.
Freddie Gray’s homicide led to days of unrest in the city of Balitmore because there was no justice, and therefore, no peace.
FIVE DAYS: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, written by best selling author Wes Moore along with Erica L. Green takes us back to revisit that week in the year of 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray.
It is an American story that should never be forgotten. FIVE DAYS is to be released on June 23, 2020.
Author Wes Moore is the best selling author of THE OTHER WES MOORE: One Name, Two Fates, which was published under Random House, and he is also the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation.
Recently, the Trump Administration concocted the idea of using the military against its own civilians during unrest regarding the murder of George Floyd by officers of the law who have since been charged with murder but yet to be tried and convicted.
It was on this topic that author Wes Moore interviewed with late night host Stephen Colbert to state that he is “frustrated” with the situation of police brutality and the killing of black men in America by police. He also commented about the deploying of the military against civilians, having served in Afghanistan himself, by stating “I’ve seen war, and we don’t need war. We need community and we need for everyone in this nation to do all that they can to be able to confront the real injustices and inequities that have plagued this country on the basis of race.”