Jamala Rogers, Author of Ferguson is America


On December 5, 2015, Community Change Inc. (CCI) and Haymarket People's Fund co-sponsored an inspiring book signing for Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion ​with author Jamala Rogers, Ferguson activist.

"Ferguson Is America"

In the wake of  fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer (and many other such tragedies that preceded and followed that), the first major book on the uprising in Ferguson has been released, asking, among other questions, "How will we make sure that Black Lives Matter?"

"There is no algorithm, no theory that can predict when human rage reaches its boiling point. I wanted to expose to some and to remind others that there is another side of Ferguson, St. Louis County, USA that exists," says Jamala Rogers. "This book is my best attempt to answer the question, 'Why Ferguson.' It explores the roots of the Ferguson Rebellion as I see it. I encourage you to join in this growing movement to challenge racism in the streets, in police departments, and in the courts. One day the simmering cauldron of racism, economic exploitation, and police violence bubbles over. And if we work together in a respectful and disciplined way, a new Ferguson, St. Louis, and USA, is possible."

Ferguson is America can be ordered through the book's website.

For more information about Jamala Rogers,  her work and to read her thoughts visit the author's website .