Third Anniversary of Michael Brown's Murder
18-year old Micheal Brown was shot and killed by a police officer August 9, 2014. His death sparked outrage in his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri. His body lay in the sun for hours, and the ensuing riots started a larger social movement which forced the US to examine its racial problems.
The Michael O.D. Brown memorial erected by the city of Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States
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Mike Brown was shot and killed August 9, 2014, by a policeman. A few months later the Grand Jury decided not to indict the officer Darren Wilson for his death.
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Pastor Charles Ewing, delivered his nephew's eulogy. Here he is being comforted by Reverend Al Sharpton
Michael Brown's funeral was held at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Mourners offered their condolences to his mother Lesley McSpadden
Days of riots followed Michael Brown's death. It was one of the shootings that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter Movement
A women prays outside The Flood Christian Church, after it was burned in the wake of the Grand Jury's decision to not indict the police officer who shot and killed Brown
Kathryn Bigelow was inspired to make her new movie "Detroit" because of the racial tension sparked by the shooting of Michael Brown
In the years since Brown was killed, awareness has increased about the institutional racism within the US Police Force. But the killings have continued