Spike Lee

Director Spike Lee takes a picture of a black St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap on top of Michael Brown’s casket on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, during the funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Among the thousands of people who have turned out for Michael Brown’s funeral are several civil rights leaders and celebrities.

Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 by a Ferguson police officer. His funeral was Monday at Friendly Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is among those scheduled to speak at the funeral. The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in attendance, along with entertainer Sean Combs and moviemaker Spike Lee.

Several politicians were there, too, including U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay.

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