Photo Essay

  • Michael Brown Sr. yells out as his son’s casket is lowered into the ground at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. on Aug. 25, 2014.
  • The casket of Michael Brown is removed from the church following the funeral services inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri.
  • Hundred attend funeral services for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 25, 2014.
  • Lesley McSpadden (in red) is comforted during the funeral services for her son Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Mo.
  • People attending the funeral services for Michael Brown sing inside the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, St Louis, Missouri, USA, 25 August 2014
  • Michael Brown Sr. arrives at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral of his son Michael Brown Jr. on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Mo.
  • People line up to make a path for the families’ and friends’ arrival at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church during the funeral for Michael Brown on Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Louis.
  • Guests raise their hands as they wait in line to enter the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral of Michael Brown on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Mo.
  • People are silhouetted against the sun as they wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 25, 2014. 
  • People wearing T-shirts with pictures of Michael Brown wait in line to attend his funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 25, 2014.
  • People wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 25, 2014.
  • People wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug.25, 2014.
  • People wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 25, 2014.
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Family, friends at funeral remember Michael Brown

Updated
By msnbc staff

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.