Michael Brown Shooting

Hundreds Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

Outside gatherers sang "We Shall Overcome."


The body of Michael Brown lay in a black and gold casket topped with a St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap on Monday as family, supporters and activists gathered for the funeral of the black teenager killed by a white police officer.

The mood was upbeat as hundreds of people filed into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, a modern red-brick church on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis. Christian pop music played by speakers suspended from the ceiling.