ST. LOUIS (AP) — They came by the thousands to pay their respects. Among them were the parents and extended family — some 500 strong — of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed more than two weeks ago by a Ferguson police officer.
But the crowd of mourners also included the Rev. Jesse Jackson; the film director Spike Lee; T. D. Jakes, the bishop of The Potter’s House, an African American megachurch; several members of Congress; representatives from the White House; and two children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During a deeply religious service here on Monday at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist church, several speakers exhorted mourners to work for justice, not just for Brown but for others, long after the funeral was over.
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