The Southeast Ferguson Community Association’s first annual “Community Appreciation Day” was held at the Canfield Green Apartment Complex near where Michael Brown died.
Like many artists, photographers, singers, and playwrights, Ketchens was inspired by the 2014 events in Ferguson.
In 2014, Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson.
Ferguson Unity Weekend is a partnership with local organizations to continue working to bring the community together.
A new beginning and a new partnership. The Salvation Army and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will own and operate the $4 million facility.
The $3 million center was built on the property where a QuikTrip convenience store was burned during rioting after the 18-year-old Brown, who was black and unarmed, was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014.
The shoes will be gone in a year. But organizers hope the message of hope and encouragement will last a lifetime.
Police are still working to rebuild relationships with the community in Ferguson and they are hoping a new technology will help.
MODOT says that at $200,000 a pop, getting a new signal light just isn't worth it.