Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Documenting Ferguson: A Digital Repository

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Documenting Ferguson: A Digital Repository

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Documenting Ferguson (http://digital.wustl.edu/ferguson/) is a freely available 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.

Thus, 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. Through a partnership between Washington University and St. Louis-area universities and organizations, contributed content is publicly available and is subject to an evaluation; and a report containing the project's statement of purpose and detailing processes for technical and content development, collaborating with community organizations, and long term outcomes of the project, including assessment is available. …

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