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What happens when insurrections die? What becomes of the participants? What happens when the police come back to settle scores and people are thrown in jail?
On our latest podcast, we speak with someone involved in the new podcast series, After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones, and explore what happened in Ferguson after the revolt in the wake of the police murder of Mike Brown, Jr. had come to a close.
From the description:
When 24-year-old Danyé Jones was found hanging from a tree in St. Louis County in 2018, police declared it a suicide. But his Ferguson frontline activist mother Melissa grabbed headlines with her viral post alleging her son had in fact died by lynching. Who was right? Starting only six weeks after Danyé died, journalists John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski spent two and a half years working with his mother, family members, close friends and many in the activist community to follow the trail and find out what exactly happened to him. After the Uprising is the result, an unforgettable 11-episode investigative podcast series that documents every shocking twist and turn in the investigation. The take-away: almost seven years after the Black Lives Matter movement was launched from this place, something is still terribly wrong in North County.
We talk about what happened in the Ferguson community in the years after the riots, the very real scars that remain, interactions between community members and the police, lingering anger at activist “leaders” and social media influencers, and the lasting relationships that were formed in the struggle which still remain.
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