As his family prays for peace, the young man is being laid to rest. After two weeks of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
Filmmaker Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson and numerous others were in attendance.
Brown's funeral was hosted at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, in St. Louis on Monday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. Brown will be interred at St. Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis County.
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity offered to pay the entire costs for the memorial and funeral services.
At a rally held the day before, Brown's family asked that supporters suspend their protests for one day out of respect for the funeral proceedings. "All I want tomorrow is peace while we lay our son to rest. Please, that's all I ask," Brown's father said.
Three White House officials attended Brown's funeral, including Broderick Johnson, head of the White House's "My Brother's Keeper Task Force"; Marlon Marshall, who attended high school with Brown's mother; and Heather Foster, who works in the Office of Public Engagement.
|Michael Brown, Sr. mourns the death of his son.|
Eric Davis, one of Brown's cousins, said at the funeral, “[s]how up at the voting booths. Let your voices be heard, and let everyone know that we have had enough of all of this.”
|The hate continues.|
That annoying conservative agitator and Loudmouth Bill Cunningham had this Black extremist on their programs to promote this extremist.
Michael Brown, Sr. and Lesley McSpadden urged the junk food media to go beyond the pale. For once they wanted a bit of peace and quiet as they bury their son.
As soon as I get the video of that Black extremist, I will post it online for you to listen.
More developments continue on the situation in Ferguson.