Thousands of people turned out Monday to honor Brown, who was fatally shot on Aug. 9 by a police officer in Ferguson.
Brown’s great uncle, pastor Charles Ewing, was to deliver the eulogy at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
Hundreds of people are gathering to say goodbye to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this month.
The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson was a part of last night’s MTV music awards.
Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he’ll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.
CBS News Legal Analyst Jack Ford says the county grand jury will have a difficult task ahead, mainly because of conflicting witness testimony.
Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, and waves of rioting have convulsed the St. Louis suburb for more than 10 days.
St. Louis native Nelly, Talib Kweli and J. Cole have joined the protests in Ferguson.
More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.