Some leaders in the post-Ferguson movement

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Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:18 PM

Some of the established and emerging figures in the movement developing around the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner:

The Rev. Al Sharpton — Leader of the National Action Network, longtime civil rights activist, MSNBC host and former Democratic presidential candidate.

Phil Agnew — Executive director and founder of the Dream Defenders, which describes itself as a "vociferous, new-school civil rights organization." It has been credited for bringing the Trayvon Martin case to national attention.

Marc Morial — President and CEO of the National Urban League, former mayor of New Orleans and son of the first African-American mayor of New Orleans, Ernest "Dutch" Morial.

The Rev. Lennox Yearwood — President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, former national director of the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign and former political and grass-roots director of Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network.

Barbara Arnwine — President and executive director of the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Also a leader of Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

Cornell William Brooks — National president and CEO of the NAACP. A lawyer and human rights activist who also led the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.