In his 100-second documentary, Ferguson resident and filmmaker Christopher Phillips captures the first 100 days in Ferguson since the death of Michael Brown.
Black Lives Matter
The youth of Ferguson took a courageous stand against systemic racism and launched a historic national movement.
Soon after the killing of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, several scholars formed the Ferguson Research-Action Collaborative. The aims of the project are twofold: To study protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, and thus to contribute to the struggle for racial justice in the US.
One of W.E.B. Du Bois’ most powerful ideas was also most discomforting to the establishment: A belief in rigorous scholarship that was also engaged in the project of political transformation. It’s a legacy we ought to reclaim.
If #BlackLivesMatter matters, it will partly be due to its disruptive tactics.