Image from Staples Center
Yesterday, fans gathered in Harlem and in Times Square to personally experience the televised Michael Jackson Memorial held at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. He was 50. Speaking at the memorial, The Reverend Al Sharpton from New York credited Jackson with demolishing racial barriers. Sharpton also called on fans to not focus on the scars of Jackson's career, but to focus on the journey. To Jackson's kids he said: "There wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy has to deal with, but he dealt with it."