Use these videos and handouts from PBS Newshour Extra to address the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of an unarmed teenager. These news stories span from August 12, 2014, through November 24, 2014.
The incident began when officer Darren Wilson stopped Michael Brown, a 17-year-old student, on Aug. 9, 2014. There are differing accounts of what happened next, but eyewitnesses say that Brown had his hands in the air and was surrendering to police when Wilson shot him six times. The event sparked racial tension in Ferguson, a town where the majority population is black and most police officers are white, and set off protests nationwide. The incident has also raised questions about the role of police in a community and during protests.