The stories shared on this page are a version of oral history interviews called “literacy narratives.” Literacy narratives prompt people to share experiences with communication broadly defined–how people read, write, speak, and rhetorically engage with the world around them. 
The literacy narratives shared on this page focus in particular on how language and other communicative practices shape conversations about and understandings of the 2014 Ferguson Uprising. These narratives were shared in the spring of 2015, so they offer a first-hand, close-to-the-event perspective from community members. 
To learn more about these interviews, and how language and literacy intersect with social justice, you can read this article: Public Rhetoric in the Shadow of Ferguson, by Lauren Obermark

Jason Vasser

Dwayne James

Brittany Ferrell