STATEMENTS AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS ON FERGUSON
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calls for restraint, respect for right to peaceful assembly. Video from Ban Ki-Moon’s spokesperson.
Joint Statement of Heads of Historic African American Church Denominations, Independent Churches, the National African American Clergy Network, Faith Partnerships, Inc., and Diverse Faith Leaders Denouncing The Brutal Killing of Michael Brown Pledges to Assist the Brown Family with Burial Costs
Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson. A collection of statements from Black Feminists.
Dr. Bernice A, King, CEO, The King Center, A Foundation for Change in Post-Ferguson America
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS ON FERGUSON
Randall Amster, Common Dreams, Ferguson: Cover of Darkness, Rays of Light. A response to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.
Eli S. McCarthy, Huffington Post Blog, A Ferguson Window: ‘Get the F Off the Street’. An examination of the interaction between Wilson and Brown before the shooting even occurred, and its place in a social context of distrust.
The Economist, The Fury of Ferguson. An article about the criminalization of poverty from an economics point of view.
Liz Pleasant, Yes! Magazine, How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School. An interview with Dr. Marcia Chatelain.
Frederick Harris, The Washington Post, Will Ferguson be a moment or a movement? An article about the role future of the future of the reactions to the events in Ferguson.
Lorraine Chow, NationSwell, This is Why Libraries Matter: Ferguson. About the Ferguson Public Library staying open throughout the tumult occurring in Ferguson.
Monica Davey and Julie Bosman, New York Times, Protests Flare After Ferguson Police Officer Is Not Indicted. Photos and coverage of the reactions in Ferguson to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.
Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D., AlterNet, Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s Death. An article.
John Eligon and Alan Blinder, New York Times, More Troops Sent to Ferguson After Night of Chaos. Coverage of increased military presence in Ferguson after the grand jury decision.
Jon Queally, Common Dreams, Fires Burn As Community Feels Pain of Injustice: Dispatches from Ferguson. Coverage of the reactions in Ferguson to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.
Randi Kaye, CNN, New Michael Brown Shooting Witnesses Describe Scene. New evidence on Michael Brown’s death, publicized one month after the shooting in Ferguson.
Kirsten West Savalli, Dame Magazine. Black Women are Killed by Police, Too. An article about how “we need to understand that “Black” does not only refer to men.”
Matt Kramer, Teach for America Blog, Ferguson: We are Not Moving On. An on-the-ground account and opinion about the events in Ferguson and their relation to education.
DeRay McKesson, Teach for America Blog, My Blackness is Not a Weapon. An on-the-ground account and opinion about the events in Ferguson and their relation to education.
Brittany Packnett, Teach for America Blog, Education Didn’t Save Mike Brown. An on-the-ground account and opinion about the events in Ferguson and their relation to education.