Monday, June 29, 2009

MOTOWN'S CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN PHOTOS

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 1:48 PM

The Motown Museum played host to one of the three "official" or authorized candlelight vigils to Michael Jackson last night, Sunday, June 29th. The other two were in Jackson's native Gary, Indiana as well as his adopted home of L.A. Not quite a thousand people showed up but there were certainly hundreds and hundreds. Radio and Pistons voice John Mason led the crowd in a sing-along (first sound sample below). Bishop Charles H. Ellis of Greater Grace Temple gave a rousing ... well, it sounded like a sermon (second sample below). A representative of Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery told the crowd that the people's impromptu memorial at the museum will be gathered after a month for a permanent resting place at the cemetery. MT Editor W. Kim Heron was there to capture it in photos.

ALL PHOTOS BY W. KIM HERON


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