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.
Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker.
As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.
"My forefathers didn't have the opportunity to register or vote," said Rosanell Eaton. "It is my intention to help people reach that point when they could do something."
The life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. was celebrated with a huge outpouring of many hundreds this past Saturday.
Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement.
Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.
"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.