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Historicizing Ferguson: Police Violence and the Genesis of a National Movement

This video features statements by three local activists in Ferguson, Missouri who joined the movement to protest police violence after the shooting of Michael Brown last summer. They were joined by Rutgers historian Donna Murch on a panel recorded by the History News Network at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians on April 18, 2015.