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The Ferguson Project

The Ferguson Project was created in 2014 by a group of Webster University students for the class Topics in Modern Media: The Ferguson Project.

Michael Brown was killed on August 9, 2014 while walking home with a friend in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown at least six times during an altercation. The shooting sparked protests across the U.S. and St. Louis. Brown’s death intensified the debate about race in America.

This is The Ferguson Project. It’s the story of the people experiencing the events taking place in St. Louis.

I Live in Ferguson

Native or foreign. Visiting or resident. Protesting or waiting for facts. There are two sides to every conflict, and in Ferguson there are more...

Video: Protest

A video of protesters in Ferguson and their reactions to the death of Michael Brown. Video by Chloe Hall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSyOLMbb88k  

Bernie Hayes: “Never argue with the police because they could kill you”

The shooting of Michael Brown came as no surprise to Ferguson community member and Webster University professor Bernie Hayes. Hayes, who grew up in...

Mothers and teachers comfort children in light of unrest

Elementary teacher Kayla Thompson feared for her students. Thompson’s 6th Elementary participated in the protests in Ferguson surrounding the death of Michael Brown. “I’d rather them...

Webster student protest leads to student arrest

Webster student-led protest started Dec 2. with a blocked intersection at Big Bend and Edgar Road and ended with one student arrest.

Photo Gallery

Photography by Chorsie Martin, Gerald Pisk and Natalie Martinez.    

Webster students talk about Ferguson

The closing of Webster University a day after the non-indictment of officer Darren Wilson sparks student, staff and faculty conversation in the Sunnen Lounge.