The Activist Trying to End a ‘Culture of Violence’ in Baltimore

Jermaine Boston is a father of two who is fighting to change the city he grew up in. In November, Baltimore experienced its 300th homicide. “Growing up in Baltimore, it’s kind of inevitable that you’re going to see, be a part of, or experience some type of violence,” Boston says. “It was really like a survival of the fittest.” Boston is an active member of the anti-violence movement that has swept the city in recent months. The is the first episode in the series Red, White & Baltimore, which explores issues of race, class, and justice in America through the narratives of individual Baltimoreans. The series was created by the filmmaker Kobie Brown, an award-winning music producer and the directer of the documentary film From Fatherless to Fatherhood.