Growing Up Barksdale: A True Baltimore Story

Dante Barksdale and Grace Kearney (co-author)



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.

ISBN 9781706960881
List price $14.99
Publisher Dante Barksdale
Year of publication 2019