On August 15, 2014, photojournalist Antonio Thompson explored the streets of Ferguson to get a sense of the people and their mission. Their stories are both common and unique—inspiring and hopeful. These are the people of Ferguson—in their own words.
“I’ve lived here all my entire life. I can tell you that the days ain’t easy. [Police brutality] has been going on since the first days I can remember being a child. So it ain’t just about today. It’s bigger than today. It’s about all the days we have to fight until we get justice. And we will fight and be out here and do what we have to do until we get justice. That’s all we want.”