This is the true life story of Dante Barksdale, nephew of Nathan Avon
Barksdale, who inspired the character of Avon Barksdale in HBO's "The
Wire." His tale spans roughly four decades, and thus provides a
lens into the history of East Baltimore, from the “slum clearance”
period of the 1950s to the serial demolition of the project
high-rises to the spike in gun violence that continues today. It is
as much the story of one man as it is the story of a community whose
history has been swallowed by an HBO series.