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Thousands out for Mike Brown Vigil

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           Angry protester confronts police at vigil for Mike Brown, murdered by Ferguson police.
Angry protester confronts police at vigil for Mike Brown, murdered by Ferguson police.

Let’s be real. You can’t keep heaping  injustice upon injustice on people and think they will stay calm and in control. Mike Brown, a young black teen, was executed by Ferguson police with arms raised. What we are witnessing in the aftermath is a predictable human response.

As part of the human chain that separated hundreds of protesters from well-armed cops,  I saw pure, unfiltered rage and frustration in the faces and words of mainly young, black people. I don’t think they were seeking blood, they were seekingjustice. They want justice for Mike Brown today but for themselves every day.They know they could be Mike Brown–we all are Mike. Read more

Avenues of Activism

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An Oral History Project

From May 2013 to May 2014, the Teens Make History Exhibitors conducted the Avenues of Activism Oral History Project. I was one of thirteen local activists  interviewed who were involved in the fights for civil rights, labor rights, and LGBT rights. Through these interviews, the Exhibitors aimed to collect and share the stories behind historic movements for change, as well as consider how activism continues to shape St. Louis today.

Click here to take a walk down the Avenues.