About the Project
The Moral Courage Project presents Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, a multi-platform, multimedia storytelling initiative, based on original interviews collected during a research trip in May 2016. In addition to this website, Ferguson Voices is an exhibit and a podcast.
The Moral Courage Project is a collaboration between PROOF: Media for Social Justice and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center. Building on PROOF's ten years of work in the area of human rights storytelling and UD's long legacy in human rights education, this program trains students to collect testimony from individuals who've experienced human rights events first hand. The Moral Courage Project highlights stories of ordinary citizens that act extraordinarily in moments of crisis: to document, to share, and to inspire.
Ferguson Voices, in all of its shapes and forms, would not have been possible were it not for the generosity and openness of the people we met in Ferguson, who shared their stories and their truths with us. The team is forever grateful for the trust and the opportunity.
The production of Ferguson Voices has been deeply collaborative since the work began in 2015. From the encouragement of colleagues and administrators at the University of Dayton and the diligent preparation and commitment of our student team members, to our creative partners, who gave of their time and their craft because they believed in the project and its mission.