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Women find their voice in Ferguson protest movement
Women find their voice in Ferguson protest movement

Johnetta Elzie saw that she was outnumbered. When she tried to answer students’ questions about the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, the men with her interrupted and answered instead. When she tried to tell her story, the men told theirs instead. It was about three weeks after Ferguson erupted in unrest last summer and Elzie, another female activist, and six men from the fledgling protest movement were speaking to a room full of Washington University students in St. Louis. Except only the men were talking. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post misspelled the name of fugitive Assata Shakur. ------------ “The...

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