‘A time to mourn’: Newspaper front pages from Michael Brown’s funeral

More than two weeks after his death, thousands of people came to say goodbye to Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown, Elisa Crouch and Doug Moore reported for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday.

It brought people to his funeral who had never met Brown. It brought mostly African-Americans, some who spent more than 12 hours driving from cities as far as Atlanta because they felt a strong connection to him despite knowing little about his life. He reminded them of their own sons and grandsons, and the difficult conversations they have had to have with their children about how to avoid getting shot by a police officer.

Here are five front pages, courtesy Newseum, from Brown’s funeral.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri:

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The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri:

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The New York Times, New York, New York:

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The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia:

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USA Today:

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  • Al Wilde

    Not much diversity of opinion here.