© 2024 University of Missouri - KBIA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Permanent Memorial to Michael Brown Planned for Ferguson


The makeshift memorial that has marked the site of where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August now has been cleared out, and a permanent plaque will be placed nearby.

Volunteers on Wednesday cleared out the temporary shrine that'd been in the middle of the street since Brown was killed Aug. 9 by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wednesday would have been Brown's 19th birthday.

Michael Brown's father said at a news conference the plaque would be put in the street, but Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III said later Wednesday that it would go near a sidewalk on private property in the general area.

Brown acknowledged the makeshift memorial had become a hazard.

Brown's death touched off protests and a national "Black Lives Matter" movement.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
Related Content