St. Louis County, MO (KTRS) It’s been more than a year since the death of Michael Brown and the final resting place of the Black Lives Matter movement icon still doesn’t have a headstone.
Instead, the grave at St. Peter’s Cemetery is marked only by the letters “MB” spray-painted in orange on a concrete footing for a would-be grave marker. Lyah LeFlore is vice president of a foundation Brown’s mother helped launch in her late son’s memory. She says Leslie McSpadden wants the headstone to be perfect and poetic, and that that effort “has just taken time.”
Brown was shot and killed during a confrontation with then Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. The incident sparked major protests in the region and nationwide.