Outside Greater Grace Church in Ferguson on Sunday afternoon, upward of 800 people gathered for a rally for Michael Brown. With the church full to overflowing, the crowd outside held signs and chanted much like they did at Saturday’s march and other demonstrations this past week.
But inside the sanctuary there was a different tone. The enormous crowd inside sang worship songs, raised their hands in praise and even responded with an occasional amen.
Rev. Al Sharpton is joining Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay in opposing efforts to require voters to show photo IDs at the polls.
Last year, Republicans in 38 states introduced legislation that would require a state-approved photo ID to vote. Seven states have since signed it into law.
Sharpton joined Clay in St. Louis Friday at a voter rights forum to oppose a similar law from passing in Missouri. “We've got to turn this around," Sharpton said. "And start targeting in Missouri those legislators that are targeting our right to vote,” he said.