Documenting Ferguson

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History Happening Now: St. Louis 2020

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 19, 2020

Do you have photographs, digital art, video, or other documentation of the protests and marches occurring in our communities? This is history happening now—and you can help save it for future generations. When we are part of important events—such as the incredible movement of humans standing up a...

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Miranda Rectenwald on February 5, 2019

In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, The Griot Museum of Black History is hosting a series of events Saturday February 9, 2019.   As part of The Griot’s observance of Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Erise Williams and De Nichols will come together to discuss their mir...

Archiving Digital Media: From Documenting Ferguson to Documenting the Now

By Rose Miyatsu on December 21, 2017

When Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO on August 9th, 2014, social media played a huge role in how this shooting and the protests that followed were reported and interpreted. Official media reports of the events as they unfolded were constantly being challenged an...

Still Documenting Ferguson: WU Libraries Offer Resources Related to 2014 Events

By Julie Hale on August 9, 2016

The WU Libraries’ efforts to preserve the voices, perspectives, and materials related to Ferguson are ongoing. On the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, we offer new resources and information. Our new LibGuide spotlights the work of the Regional Collecting Initiative on Ferguson and inc...