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Regional Collections on Ferguson

Collecting initiatives of materials related to events in or in the name of Ferguson, Shaw, and #BlackLivesMatter in the greater St. Louis metro area


Photo by Evie Hemphill, Washington University Libraries 


In the wake of recent tragic events in our surrounding communities, this list compiles a small selection of resources useful to those wanting to educate themselves on the issues and those desiring information on ways to take action within their communities. Are there additional resources available that should be included? Please send those to Rudolph Clay at


Documenting Ferguson is a digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible community- and media-generated, original content that was captured and created following the killing of 18-year-old, Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. A freely available resource for students, scholars, teachers, and the greater community, Documenting Ferguson has the ultimate goal of providing diverse perspectives of the events surrounding the conflicts in Ferguson.

Community participants and media representatives are invited to contribute original digital content, such as images, video, audio, and stories related to memorials, community meetings, rallies, and protests occurring in Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis County and City.

A partnership between Washington University and St. Louis-area universities and organizations, contributed content is publicly available and is subject to an evaluation process. Materials containing unrelated or incriminating content will not be accepted.

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