FERGUSON, MO—August 9th marks the two-year anniversary of the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was killed by Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson.
Witnesses stated that Mike Brown was shot eight times while his hands were in the air. His rotting body was then kept on the concrete for more than eight hours as an example to the Ferguson community of what the police will do if they disobey their orders.
What the police did not expect in this suburb of St. Louis, MO was resistance from the African working class community. This powerful display of African Resistance on August 9, 2014 marks one of the critical dates in Black August.