African American teenager who was shot and killed by Missouri officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. Brown's death at the hands of Wilson, who is white, sparked widespread protests and an FBI investigation.
Just a week before his death, he graduated from the alternative education program at Normandy High School in St. Louis, Missouri.
At the time of his death, he was posting amateur rap videos online and was planning to study at a Midwestern career school called Vatterott College.
He was born in Ferguson, Missouri, to Michael Brown, Sr. and Lesley McSpadden.
He and graffiti artist Michael Stewart both died young as a result of their interactions with white police officers.