Exhibit planned in honor of Michael Brown on the five year anniversary of his death
Brown’s graduation gown, an Arnold Palmer drink can, a bag of Skittles and a Cardinals’ scarf is just some of the items his family wants the world to see at the “As I See You: A Tribute to Mike Brown Jr.” exhibit at the Urban League Ferguson Community Empowerment Center.
The public display opens today in Ferguson to the public through Sunday. It is a recreation of Brown’s bedroom on August 9, 2014, the day he was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson.
Just like in previous years, a makeshift memorial with flowers, balloons and a teddy bear will be on display near the Canfield Green Apartments, the place where the 18-year-old Brown died, The St. Louis Dispatch reports.
At 11 a.m. an hour-long memorial will commence, followed by a viewing of the exhibit. From 1 to 6 p.m., there will be a community event with food, vendors, and entertainment at Sam’s Meat Market.
After the Ferguson shooting erupted in 2014, protestors called for Wilson to be arrested and charged. D.A. Bob McCulloch, who won his seventh term as prosecutor just days after Brown’s death, refused to indict Wilson.