The Class of 1945 Library is hosting the multimedia traveling exhibit Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame January 4th through January 26th. The multi-panel exhibit features text and audio from interviews with people who participated in or were affected by the 2014 Ferguson protests following the death of Michael Brown. The interviews were recorded by students in Ferguson, Missouri in May 2016 as part of the Moral Courage Project — a collaboration between PROOF: Media for Social Justice and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center.
Ferguson Voices highlights the contributions of average people who found the courage to stand up during moments of unrest. The stories and images captured in Ferguson Voices are a testament not only to the systemic discrimination that the Ferguson protests laid bare, but also to the power of transformative action taken to foster community, accountability and justice.
Exhibit visitors can use their own mobile devices to listen to the voices of the subjects featured on each panel. The interviews have also been remixed as a podcast series available on SoundCloud.
The exhibit is on display in the Class of 1945 Library’s Rockefeller Hall. It is free and open to the public during Library Hours.