Under a blazing afternoon sun, the Rev. Lisa Weah, pastor of the New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gray's neighborhood, said the message of equal justice for all must not be lost.
The Rev. Jamal Bryant, a fiery leader of the protests, drew deafening applause when he praised Toya Graham, the woman who yanked her son from a crowd of rioters.
"A year from now, the same children you call thugs will be registered to vote," Bryant thundered.