January 30, 2016

Introduction

Where is Ferguson? This was the number one question asked of me by hundreds of people around the United States in the days immediately following August 9, 2014. Although I lived only 12 miles away, even I could not answer the question initially. Ferguson is a small city of about 21,000 people. I have driven near, around, and past Ferguson thousands of times during my 25 years in the St. Louis metropolitan area. But even I did not know Ferguson.

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