It saddened me, this scene, this movie, that although it was fiction, it was the reality for black America. The scenes were so vivid and frighteningly realistic that I had forgotten I was watching a movie until the end, and that was the goal.
Washington University students and faculty expressed a range of emotions Friday after Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, in December 2011.
Black Anthology focused on the importance of staying aware of racial issues post-Ferguson in its performances this weekend. This year’s production, titled “woke,” depicted the hardships and adversity African-Americans experience on a daily basis on predominantly white campuses.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A Washington University professor spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and the media depiction of the black community as part of the City Seminar colloquium, an annual event designed to discuss urbanization and urban issues.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Ferguson Commission held a forum on Friday to discuss its priorities moving forward.
A bus jam-packed with Washington University students, parents and visitors made its way around St. Louis this weekend and found its way to Ferguson. Bob Hansman, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and St. Louis native, led the way and what he offered was a contextualized history of the social and economic strife throughout the entirety of the city.
Olin Business School will launch a new initiative for both undergraduate and graduate students to help small businesses in the coming weeks, partly as a response to the riots that hurt businesses in Ferguson, Mo., last August.
A professor looking to fundraise for youth education in St. Louis went the distance this summer, swimming 27 miles around Manhattan Island.
After over a year of archiving media related to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson last August, Olin Library is now displaying a variety of digital and physical artifacts in a collection called “Documenting Ferguson.”
On the unseasonably temperate first day of classes, students sat outside the Danforth University Center lounging on new Adirondack chairs enjoying the weather and catching up with friends. But just as the St. Louis community continues to face the effects of last August’s events in Ferguson, Washington University students continue to support the movements that followed.