Ferguson, Missouri, August 2014: Tear gas rains down on a woman kneeling in the street after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer earlier that month.
In response to the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country take to the streets to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. The turmoil inspires Major Jackson’s 2016 “Ferguson.”
Once there was a boy who thought it a noble idea to lie down in the middle of the street and sleep.
Major Jackson, March 2, 2016