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        Current Events in Ferguson: The Michael Brown Shooting

        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.

        Check out our Daily News Story collection, or find more at PBS NewsHour Extra.

        Grand Jury Decides Not to Charge Officer Darren Wilson

        Watch the press conference where Ferguson Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch announced that a grand jury would not indict Darren Wilson with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from November 25, 2014.

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        Ferguson Residents Speak up About Protests

        Help students discover viewpoints from residents of Ferguson, Missouri, with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 20, 2014.

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        Police Shooting in St. Louis Brings New Tension to Ferguson

        Update your students on the tense situation between police and civilians in Ferguson, Missouri, with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 19, 2014.

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        Police Force Diversity in National Spotlight Following Teen’s Death

        Update your students on the controversy following an unarmed teen's death by police in Ferguson, Missouri, with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 15, 2014.

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        Anger and Unrest in Missouri After Police Kill Unarmed Teenager

        Update your students on the police shooting that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 11, 2014.

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