Rev. Sharpton to speak at Brown's funeral Monday

FERGUSON, Mo. – Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown's funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 25 attorney Benjamin Crump announced Tuesday.

On Tuesday the National action Network issued a statement stating the Rev. Al Sharpton would deliver the eulogy. On Wednesday, Brown's uncle told NewsChannel 5 he will give the eulogy, and Sharpton will speak during the ceremony.

Congressman Lacy Clay will also speak, at the behest of Mike Brown's family.

Brown was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

The service will be at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis. A full program will be released at a later time.

Rev. Michael Jones, the senior pastor for Friendly Temple, will officiate.


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