Forward Through Ferguson

A path towards racial equity

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After the death of Michael Brown, Jr. on Aug. 9, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon established an independent commission to conduct a “thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study of the social and economic conditions that impede progress, equality and safety in the St. Louis region.” The commission was charged with examining the underlying causes of these conditions, engaging citizens, and issuing a report with specific, practical policy recommendations. This citizen-driven report is a living document that outlines a path forward, toward change for the St. Louis region.