Ferguson Votes for a New City Council
Will they make a change? The St. Louis suburb that vaulted into national news with massive riots over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is at the polls today, with the potential to elect three black city council members. That’d be half the seats on the council, and the highest proportion of black members ever (there have only been two in Ferguson’s history, and never two at a time). Activists are hoping that the city is on the verge of civic transformation after this summer’s violence.