How many times can history repeat itself? And how often can justice go undone? In the November 2014 issue of Sojourners, both Ryan Herring and Lisa Sharon Harper follow the sequence of five unarmed black men killed after confrontation with police officials in one month between July 17 and August 12, 2014. Read “’Hands Up! Don’t Shoot’” and “The Valley of Lament,” respectively, to learn more about their experiences in Ferguson, Mo.
Explore the Storymap below, and discover the stories of these men, young and old, whose lives were claimed in instances of police brutality.