Ferguson Phoenix

The Ferguson Phoenix published for the first time in 2015, in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson Municipal Public Library became a safe, neutral space for residents during the protests and turmoil that followed the shooting. It also saw, as part of its mission to be more responsive to the community, the need to host the Ferguson Phoenix, giving young people the opportunity to tell the stories of their community in their own voice.