The family of Michael Brown has confirmed that the funeral for the teen, shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., police, will be Monday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m., according to their attorney Benjamin Crump. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy. The funeral, which will be public, will be held at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.
Sharpton and his National Action Network, Alphi Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and St. Louis native and model Kimora Lee Simmons have all offered to cover the expenses for Brown's memorial.
Brown was slain Aug. 9 by Officer Darren Wilson after being stopped for walking on a Ferguson street. The teen was shot six times, including twice in the head, according to an independent autopsy report requested by Brown's family. His death has ignited protests nationally as well as international media attention.
The family had raised more than $100,000 for the Michael Brown Memorial Fund as of Aug. 20. The money "will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf," according to their GoFundMe page.
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