Festering tensions reach a boiling point, erupting into a stand-off between police and the African-American community. This basic scenario has played out in Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence, Kan., St. Louis, Ill. and now Ferguson, Mo.
- Revend Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson, president, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City
- Clarence Lang, professor, Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas
- Rusty Monhollon, author, This is America?: The Sixties in Lawrence, Kansas
- Alvin Brooks, president and CEO, The Ad Hoc Group Against Crime