Michael Brown's family prepares to lay him to rest

After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.

The funeral Monday will be a chance for people to focus on mourning the 18-year-old who liked computer games and had been eager to start college.

Brown's great uncle, a pastor, will deliver the eulogy. The Reverend Al Sharpton is also expected to speak. Sharpton says the day should be about Brown's legacy and people's memories.

Also attending will be the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Marlon Marshall, and an adviser for the office, Heather Foster.

The White House says Marshall is a St. Louis native and attended high school with Brown's mother.

Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot August 9th by a white officer.

Protesters have taken to the streets of Ferguson, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing.

A grand jury is considering evidence in the case. A federal investigation is also underway.
 

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