The killing of Mike Brown, though no footage exists, is one of the most painful to think about. The subsequent protests in Ferguson, Mo. and the #BlackLivesMatter campaign have been inspiring outcomes, but hurt undergirds all. “Big Mike” is pictured wearing a St. Louis Cardinals hats in one of the iconic photos of him, and so the jersey is done in those colors.
The first baseball-style design in this series, the jersey features six stars above his name on the back in response to the six bullets that entered his body. His nickname, “Big Mike,” is embroidered on the arm.