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See also:

The Ferguson Effect – articles and commentary on the so-called “Ferguson Effect”

Ferguson Action – find solidarity events near you

Reflections on the One-Year Anniversary

From Katrina to Ferguson, San Francisco Bay View, September 5th, 2015 (archived)

It Might Have Happened in Any City Suburb – So Why Ferguson? Newsweek, August 16th, 2015

Young Black Writers: After Michael Brown; Reflections on One Year of #BlackLivesMatter, Lit Hub, August 11th, 2015

We Cannot Be SIlent: Faith, Ferguson, and What Comes Next, Sojourners, August 10th, 2015

‘Things Will Never Be the Same’: the Oral History of a New Civil Rights Movement, The Guardian, August 9th, 2015

Unrelenting Ferguson protests pushed year of national change, USA Today, August 9th, 2015

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St. Louis-based activists DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie, credit: David Carson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Young Find Voices, Power in Aftermath of Ferguson, St. Louis Today, August 8th, 2015

365 Days After Ferguson: Vision More Than Ever, Let’s Talk Movement Building, August 8th, 2015

On Ferguson shooting anniversary, Black Lives Matter activists work on what’s next, The Oregonian/Oregon Live, August 8th, 2015

Selma’s lesson for Ferguson: Voting and protest go hand in hand, MSNBC, August 7th, 2015

Ferguson movement probed from radical and pragmatic perspectives, The St. Louis American, August 7th, 2015

U.S. Struggles with the Meaning of Justice a Year After Ferguson, Kansas City Star, August 7th, 2015

How a Death in Ferguson Sparked a Movement in America, CBS News, August 7th, 2015

A Year After Fatal Shooting of Black Teen, Faith Shines in Ferguson, Catholic News Services, August 7th, 2015

A Year Later, Ferguson Sees Change but Asks if its Real, New York Times, August 5th, 2015

Ferguson’s Inheritance, Donna Murch in Jacobin Magazine, August 5th, 2015 (archived)

How Ferguson Changed America, Slate, August 2nd, 2015

Ferguson, one year later: from a city to a symbol, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 2nd, 2015

October, 2015

The Movement Lives in Ferguson: Teach for America, Black Leadership, and Disaster Capitalism, The Hampton Institute, October 22nd, 2015

September, 2015

St. Louis County Police bars use of dogs in crowd control, St. Louis Today, September 17th, 2015

The Ferguson Commission won’t bring change: Black Lives Matter will, The Guardian, September 15th, 2015

Panel Studying Racial Divide in Missouri Presents a Blunt Picture of Inequity, New York Times, September 14th, 2015

Ferguson Sergeant: Protests brought police department closer together, Al-Jazeera America, September 14th, 2015

How bad were things in Ferguson?  Police Officers Tell Their Stories, Los Angeles Times, September 3rd, 2015

August, 2015

Ferguson Cancels Thousands of Arrest Warrants, NBC News, August 25th, 2015 (archived)

Prominent Ferguson protesters publish anti-police violence policy platform, St. Louis Today, August 21st, 2015

St. Louis officer brags about spending his ‘annual Michael Brown bonus,’ The Grio, August 17th, 2015

Live Updates on the State of Emergency, Arrests, and Unrest in Ferguson – from the Guardian

Oath Keepers in Ferguson: ‘The Police Have Become Tyrannical,’ The Guardian, August 13th, 2015

Ferguson Black Lives Matter, Oath Keepers, Fight As One, The Huffington Post, August 12th, 2015

Armed ‘Oath Keepers’ arrive in Ferguson, USA Today, August 11th, 2015

Ferguson Protesters Arrested Overnight on Charges of Blocking Traffic; White Militia Arrives on Scene, News One for Black America, August 11th, 2015

In Ferguson, protesters challenge state of emergency, Washington Post, August 11th, 2015

White militiamen, openly carrying large guns, descend on Ferguson, Think Progress, August 11th, 2015


credit: AFP Photo, Press TV

Who is Tyrone Harris? Ferguson Police Critically Wound Friend of Michael Brown, Officials Say He Shot At Officers, International Business Times, August 10th, 2015

State of emergency declared in Ferguson after police shoot and critically injure man during protests, Washington Post, August 10th, 2015

Ferguson protesters, police gather; state of emergency declared in St. Louis County, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 10th, 2015

Gunfire Erupts in Ferguson on Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Killing, CNN, August 10th, 2015

Cornel West, DeRay McKesson Among Dozens Arrested in St. Louis Protests. Blue Nation Review, August 10th, 2015

Ferguson clerk fired over racist emails hired by nearby city, Fox2-NOW, August 7th, 2015

Two tactics agencies should employ in post-Ferguson policing, Police One, August 7th, 2015

How ‘comply and complain’ could prevent a future Ferguson, Police One, August 7th, 2015

Run the Jewels on Ferguson: Riots Work, Rolling Stone magazine, August 6th, 2015

Darren Wilson: Ferguson made me unemployable, USA Today, August 4th, 2015

Darren Wilson, ex-cop who killed Michael Brown, says Ferguson isn’t a racist city, NBC News, August 3rd, 2015

Ferguson’s yesterdays offer clues to the troubled city of today, St. Louis Public Radio, August 2nd, 2015

July, 2015

Superman fights the police in new comic paralleling the Ferguson riots, Fox News-411, July 31st, 2015

Ferguson Preps for Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death, USA Today, July 30th, 2015

Ferguson Prisoner Beaten by Cops has Won His Appeal, The Daily Beast, July 29th, 2015 (archived)

The Ferguson Report: Part 1: Breathing While Black and Other Offenses, Who. What. Why., July 29th, 2015 (archived)

Clergy leaders host ‘We Are All Ferguson’ workshops, KMOV-4, July 29th, 2015 (archived)

Ferguson and Faith, The West End Word, July 29th, 2015

Two meetings held by panel examining Ferguson decisions, ABC News, July 28th, 2015 (archived)

U.S. Mayors Say Ferguson Could Happen to Us, Politico, July 28th, 2015 (archived)

White House: Criminal Case Against Darren Wilson Closed for Good, Huffington Post, July 28th, 2015 (archived)

March, Civil Disobedience planned in Ferguson mark anniversary of Michael Brown shooting, US News & World Report, July 27th, 2015

New Black Interim Police Chief Aims to ‘Reshape’ Ferguson, Washington Post, July 24th, 2015

Andre Anderson Tapped as Interim Police Chief of Ferguson, NBC News, July 22nd, 2015

Activist Johnetta Elzie Talks Ferguson & Black Lives Matter, Jezebel, July 22nd, 2015

Report Raises Questions About Ferguson-Related Donations, St. Louis Public Radio, July 18th, 2015

A Year After Ferguson, U.S. Civil Rights Groups Gather Pace, Grand Forks Daily Herald (from Reuters), July 17th, 2015

Ferguson Commission targets economic opportunities, child development, as next steps. St. Louis Business Journal, July 17th, 2015.

St. Louis County May Still Charge Journalists Arrested While Covering the Ferguson Protests, Huffington Post, July 15th.

Judge Dismisses Counts in Michael Brown Family Lawsuit, Reuters, July 14th, 2015

Ferguson Commission Approves 148 ‘Calls to Action,’ Prepares to Finish by September, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 14th, 2015

June, 2015

Ferguson Police Antagonized Protesters, DOJ Report Finds, The Guardian, June 30th, 2015 – see more coverage in BET, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, read the original DOJ report

From Ferguson to Freedom: Hip-Hop’s Role, Mic, June 29th, 2015

Ferguson Activists Fall 27 Signatures Short in Mayoral Recall Push, USA Today, June 26th, 2015

Ferguson Commission Seeks Complete Overhaul, Shrinking of Municipal Courts, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 23rd, 2015

Ferguson Residents Petition for Police Body Camera Rules, USA Today, June 23rd, 2015

Ferguson Activists Make Last Push to Get Mayor Recall on the Ballot, Aamer Madhani, USA Today, June 19th, 2015

Born Again in Ferguson, Street Roots News, June 19th, 2015

New Ferguson Judge Hopes DOJ Concerns Addressed ‘in a month,’ St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 17th, 2015

Ferguson Police Chief’s ‘Hostile Fire’ Remark Draws Ire, Los Angeles Times, June 10th, 2015

Missouri Slow to Advance a Post-Ferguson Agenda, NPR, June 10th, 2015

‘Library of the year’ goes to Ferguson for efforts during riots, CNN, June 10th, 2015

Data Shows Cops Growing More Aggressive Against Blacks in Missouri, Glen Ford for Black Agenda Report, June 3rd, 2015

April, 2015

African-Americans Gain City Council Seats in Ferguson, The Wall Street Journal, April 8th, 2015 – coverage also available from The Christian Science Monitor, and on NPR

March, 2015

Justice Department’s Report on the Ferguson Police Department, The New York Times, March 4th, 2015 – read the Justice Department’s Report Here

Ferguson Shows Why We Need to Get Proactive to End Police Brutality, The New Republic, March 4th, 2015

Darren Wilson is Cleared of Rights Violations in Ferguson Shooting, New York Times, March 4th, 2015

November, 2014

Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans, Time Magazine, November 26th, 2014

A Racial State of Emergency: How We Prepare for the Inevitable in Ferguson by Brittney Cooper in Salon, November 19th, 2014

The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off its Rebrand, Caitlin Dickson for The Daily Beast, November 14th, 2014

‘This is Our Freedom Summer’: My Reflections on #FergusonOctober, Another Level, November 13th, 2014

October, 2014


credit: Reuters

When Whites Riot, Humanity is a Given, Nursing Clio, October 30th, 2014

The Making of Ferguson: How Decades of Hostile Policy Created a Powder Keg, The American Prospect, October 15th, 2014

Ferguson October and #Black Lives Matter, Interaction Institute for Social Change, October 15th, 2014

As Ferguson ‘Weekend of Reistance’ Begins, Organizers Weigh How to Turn a Moment into a Movement, Chicago Activism via In These Times, October 10th, 2014

September, 2014

Learning from Lyndon: How America Should Respond to Ferguson, Austin McCoy for Nursing Clio, September 16th, 2014

August, 2014

Eighty Years of Fergusons, Buzzfeed News, August 25th, 2014

St. Louis County cop suspended when racist, sexist rant goes viral after patrolling unrest in Ferguson, MO, New York Daily News, August 22nd, 2015

Ku Klux Klan to ‘Protect’ White Businesses in Ferguson, Southern Poverty Law Center, August 19th, 2014

From Boston to Ferguson: Have we reached a tipping point in the American police state? Huffington Post, August 14th, 2014

Why Asian Americans Might Not Talk About Ferguson, The Salt Collective (undated)

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