Powerful Photos Show The Evolution Of Michael Brown’s Memorial Site

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Missouri immediately prompted a reaction from the community which evolved into a series of protests that lasted more than 100 days.

A memorial site was created on the street where Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. As people visited the site to mourn the loss of Brown and reflect on the events that led to his death, community members brought candles, posters, flowers and stuffed animals, along with various other items.

In the three months since Brown’s death, the memorial site has increasingly grown as more members of the community stop by and add items to the collection.

The site has been captured in numerous photos during various times. Here are some of those photos, which have been gathered in consecutive order to portray the evolution of Brown’s steadily-growing memorial site:

August 9, 2014

August 13, 2014

August 14, 2014

Aug. 17, 2014

August 23, 2014

After a fire destroyed the original memorial, a new one was rebuilt on Sept. 23, 2014.

September 26, 2014


November 11, 2014

November 17, 2014