May 26, 2022

Vandals Chop Down Ferguson Tree Donated by Black Caucus of ALA and Dedicated to Michael Brown

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

City officials say two saplings, one of them planted in Michael Brown Jr.’s memory, were found damaged Sunday, but the city plans to replace them this week.

In a statement Monday, the city said a sapling planted in January Wabash Park, that had been donated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, was found damaged Sunday. The tree was dedicated to the memory of Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer in August.


The city says it is planning to replace the trees Monday and install new plaques this week.

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