They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.
Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.
The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.
These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.
The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.
With their chants bellowing across the streets, passersby were reminded that in 75 days the family of Michael Brown has not received any answers from law enforcement officials.
"The people in this crowd should have this amazing view: It's a sea of people of every culture and heritage coming together for change."
The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?
Flint Farmer was laying face down on the parkway grass after being shot in the thigh and abdomen by Chicago police officer Gildardo Sierra.
Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.