Ferguson Protest Artifacts

“Ferguson had all the elements of the First Amendment, which we stand for. It was a powerful story, and the Newseum is populated with journalists who know the importance of a news story.”

The Newseum’s Sharon Shahid, a St. Louis native, went to Ferguson, Mo., to collect artifacts for the Newseum collection from protests over the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, and brought back the stories behind the items as well.

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