In the early days of August 2014, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was a community divided by race and inequality. Later that month, the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown threw these deep tensions into sharp relief, as one community mourned and took action to protest the police violence that had characterized a building #BlackLivesMatter movement.
August 9 marks one year since 18-year-old Brown was shot and killed by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Scenes of the community mourning Brown's death, subsequent protests, and a militarized police presence in the small Missouri city inspired anger and action across the nation, which would play out in reactions to cases of excessive, sometimes lethal police force against black men and women in the year to come.
One year later, the legacy of Ferguson's transformation blankets the small city. Some signs are visible. Others are imperceptible.
Reuters photographer Adrees Latif photographed the neighborhood streets, government buildings, schools and local businesses shortly after Michael Brown's death, returning this summer to photograph the same places nearly a year later.
As a community rebuilds and markings of grief and anger fade, Ferguson's streets and buildings may look unchanged. But as these 11 images show, they will never be the same.