What is now known as Ferguson October could go down in the history books as the spark that ignited the new civil rights movement.
Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will travel with other community groups to Ferguson, Mo., on Friday, October 11.
People attending Saturday night's St. Louis Symphony performance ended up with more on their evening agenda than what was listed in the official program.
A national call has been made to support the struggle for justice for Michael Brown and all young lives that have been cut short by police officers throughout the U.S.
Pulling together, volunteering and pitching in when city leaders seemed unable or unwilling to - just added to the unity building during a time of profound crisis.
The marchers, from all five New York City boroughs, called for reforms in the process of disciplining police officers who use unlawful force, and in police officer training.
Each had attended multiple demonstrations and strategizing meetings, protected protesters and property from police violence or acts of looting and led marches up and down the street.
President Obama, at a press conference today, said "there is no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters or to throw protesters into jail."
The numbers of community members, Black and white, who attended far outnumbered any who had engaged in looting the night before.
"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.