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.
No police in sight. #Ferguson http://pic.twitter.com/flam62Crqs
— Paul Hampel (@phampel) September 23, 2014
Vigil… #Canfield #Ferguson #MikeBrown http://pic.twitter.com/Zw0XOFp3Pp
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) September 23, 2014
September 26, 2014
November 11, 2014
November 17, 2014