Rev. Willis Johnson (left), pastor of Wellspring Church in Ferguson, speaks to Rev. Michele Shumake-Keller after the panel discussion in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday.
The conversation drew about 200 people to the Wellspring Church.
Ferguson resident Frankie Edwards shows a rubber bullet wound he received during one of the nights of protests to NPR's Michel Martin (right) and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles (second from right).
NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”
Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt
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