Family, friends at funeral remember Michael Brown
The family and friends of Michael Brown gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on Monday for the funeral of the 18-year-old African-American who was fatally shot more than two weeks ago by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Politicians, dignitaries and celebrities came out to pay respect for the teen, who died on Aug. 9. They were joined by the families of other young, unarmed black men who have been killed by police officers or white gunmen, including the families of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Oscar Grant.
While speaking at the funeral, Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton reiterated their calls for justice, and called on the world to remember the teen for more than just the rioting and looting that followed his death.