Remembering the Baltimore riots of 1968

Recapping the Beginning of the Baltimore Riots

Violent riots and mayhem have engulfed Baltimore following the funeral Monday for Freddie Gray -- a 25-year-old man who died from a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody.

The governor now has National Guardsmen patrolling the streets after rioters sparked fires, looting, and countless arrests. The scene is similar to a previous time in history that was marred by turmoil -- the Baltimore riots of 1968.

As civil disturbances began spreading across the nation, the initially peaceful Baltimore day of April 6th, 1968 became increasingly violent. The riots ended with five deaths, 300 fires and over 400 arrests.

Click through this slideshow to photos of the 1968 Baltimore riots:

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Male carried away by police during riots, Baltimore, Maryland, 1968. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Riot of 1968 was composed of black Baltimoreans lasting from April 6 to April 14, Baltimore, Maryland, April 14, 1968. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
A suspected looter lay down during riots, Baltimore, Maryland, April 9, 1968. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
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