1. Ferguson is not a “war zone.”
Ferguson, MO became a household name when it became the epicenter for the Black Lives Matter movement. At the time, the city was in a state of upheaval and many news and media outlets reported on the violence happening throughout the area. As such, Ferguson is now synonymous with an idea of violence and unrest — but that is far from the reality. While the tensions in Ferguson remain high and the need for change continues, the violence once seen on TV has ended. Ferguson is a small community, home to some nice restaurants and shops. The Ferguson Brewing Company is a great choice if you enjoy microbreweries and the Citywalk Concert Series is a good opportunity to experience the community coming together. Understanding the history of Ferguson is important in order to understand what it is today. Instead of fearing a place without learning about it, get to know what it’s really like.