Beyond Ferguson: The City 'Looks Like Hope'
The owner of Cathy's Kitchen reflects on the 2014 unrest, damage to her building and how residents pitched in during her time of need.By Ben Schamisso | August 12, 2016
"The news made it appear like the entire Ferguson was on fire, but it really wasn't," said Cathy Jenkins, the owner of Cathy's Kitchen in downtown Ferguson, Missouri. The storefront window of Cathy's Kitchen was smashed by protesters in 2014. "Everybody expected Ferguson to burn and die, no more hope. Ferguson looks like hope," she added.
"That day after they had smashed my window, Aeneas Williams, football hall-of-famer, is outside my window cutting plywood," Jenkins said. "It was incredible. But what happens after all the glam is what you want to know.