Faces of Baltimore

Updated 1:46 PM ET, Mon November 30, 2015

Baltimore (CNN)The trial for the first of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray is due to begin Monday in Baltimore. The death of Gray while in police custody sparked some of the most violent protests the city has ever seen.

It's been seven months since Gray's death. We returned to Baltimore to photograph residents as the city works to make sense of the year's events.

Ma'lae Jones

Ma'lae lives in Sandtown-Winchester, the same neighborhood in which Freddie Gray was raised. She is a kindergarten student at New Song Academy. "I want to be a ballet teacher" when I grow up, she said.