Listen to Ferguson: Portraits
An 18-year-old unarmed African American youth is shot dead by a white police officer and left in the street for more than four hours. And a previously nondescript town on the edges of St. Louis explodes, making headlines around the world.
Less than three months after the killing of Michael Brown and just days before the midterm elections, the people and protesters of Ferguson still have plenty to say -- to their city, their country, the world. There is no one central voice in Ferguson. Think of it as a chorus, some voices demanding justice for Michael Brown, others focused on police brutality or voter mobilization, still others committed to changes in government.
Listen to the people of Ferguson and, while many themes emerge, there is one central message: Don't forget Michael Brown. Don't let what happened here slip away.
Here are some of their voices.