Ferguson Racial Equality Movement Resources

I curated these resources by someone’s request. Perhaps they may be helpful to you.


St. Louis, Ferguson, and North County

How Municipalities in St. Louis County, MO. Profit from Poverty – Radley Balko


The relationship between aggressive policing, race, and poverty.

“I am Darren Wilson”: St. Louis and the Geography of Fear – Sarah Kendzior http://qz.com/284383/i-am-darren-wilson-st-louis-and-the-geography-of-fear/

Why people support Darren Wilson and how fear differs by geography and race in St. Louis

After Ferguson: St. Louis’ Decaying Black Suburbs are about to be Forgotten. Again. – Sarah Kendzior & Umar Lee http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/ferguson-st-louis-suburbs-poverty-110363.html#.VLXzOXs2CT9

Ferguson and its relationship to the rest of North County

There’s Another Community Upset in St. Louis over a Senseless Killing – Sarah Kendzior & Umar Lee


The death of a Bosnian immigrant in the context of the Ferguson racial equality movement and the importance of intersectionality.

Ferguson and Theology

A Sad Night for America – Jim Wallis http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/11/25/sad-night-america

The President of Sojourners: Faith in Action for Social Justice magazine responds to the lack of indictment for Michael Brown’s case.

#FergusonTheology: “What about Personal Responsibility?” – Dean Mike Kinman


The importance of context in understanding systemic sin

Observing Yom Kippur in the Shadow of Ferguson – Antonia Blumberg http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/03/ferguson-yom-kippur_n_5921378.html

Repentance and Forgiveness on the Jewish Day of Atonement in the context of anger and distrust

Theology of Ferguson Blog https://medium.com/theology-of-ferguson

First Person Accounts

Dear Mr. President: a Letter from Tef Poe – Tef Poe / Kareem Jackson http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2014/12/dear_mr_president_a_letter_from_tef_poe.php

What a disillusioned activist who voted for Barack Obama wants from the President.

Welcome to the “gas chamber”: a first-person account of Mokabe’s on the morning of 11/25/14 – Valeria M. Souza https://valeriamsouza.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/welcome-to-the-gas-chamber-a-first-person-account-of-mokabes-on-the-morning-of-112514/

The experience of being tear-gassed at a Safe Sanctuary.

Deacon Kevin McGrane’s Reflections on St. John’s as a Sanctuary http://www.towergrovechurch.org/news/2014/12/13/deacon-kevin-mcgranes-reflections-st-johns-sanctuary

Narrative and theological reflection on what it looks like for the church to be in solidarity with its community.

Theological Foundations

God is Black ; The Cross and the Lynching Tree – James Cone

A Theology of Liberation – Gustavo Gutierrez

Letter from a Birmingham Jail – Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.uscrossier.org/pullias/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/king.pdf

Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside – Mary Potter Engel & Susan B. Thistlethwaite (eds)

A comprehensive reader of subaltern/liberation theologies including God is Black (Cone)

Left Bank Books List

Black Lives Matter Reading List http://www.left-bank.com/black-lives-matter

Community-curated books and online content

Thisisthemovement Mailing List

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The Organization for Black Struggle http://obs-stl.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/obsnow

Don’t Shoot Coalition http://www.dontshootstl.org/

St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition http://www.prayingwithourfeet.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/ClergySTL

Hands Up United http://www.handsupunited.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/handsupdontshootunited

Missourians Organizing for Reform & Empowerment http://www.organizemo.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/organizemo

Connected for Justice (formerly Ferguson Beyond Today) http://connectedforjustice.com/


Watch Selma in theaters.

Check out Pruitt-Igoe Myth film from library.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 7:00pm: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

Reading Group Discussion at Left Bank Books at 399 N. Euclid, 63108. Contact jonesey@left-bank.com, or call at 314-367-6731.

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Reform & Updates

St. Louis County Prosecutor McCulloch sued by grand juror “Doe” and NAACP http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-juror-sues-mcculloch-says-he-mischaracterized-wilson-case & http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2015/01/naacp-seeks-investigation-of-grand-jury.html

Civilian Oversight Review Board bill introduced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-would-create-long-awaited-civilian-oversight-board-st-louis-police

St. Louis to Forgive about 220,000 Warrants for Nonviolent Municipal Offenses http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-to-forgive-about-warrants-for-nonviolent-municipal-offenses/article_7f9dbef3-7409-5e81-ae28-3c79faa8b147.html

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