In response to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country have participated in peaceful protests in memory of the slain teenager.
But Atlanta residents Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills took a different approach to honoring Brown’s life — one that required much physical endurance and would not have been possible without unfailing passion and perseverance.
Hall and Mills successfully completed the “Run for Justice” from Atlanta to Ferguson by foot. The pair ran the entire 540 miles to their destination — the spot in Ferguson where Brown was gunned down, which has become an ever-evolving memorial site.
In a previous interview with The Huffington Post, Hall detailed the challenges of the journey — many of which went beyond the initial physical pain, testing his emotional state as well.
The journey, in Hall’s telling, was monumental — it started in the suburbs of Atlanta, took the men through the streets of some of America’s most deeply racially divided cities and ended at the site where Brown was killed.
In an effort to convey the intense flow of emotion they experienced upon completing the 540-mile Run For Justice, Hall and Mills have shared never-before-seen images with HuffPost that portray the moment they landed in Ferguson and marked the accomplishment of their impressive feat.
Want to see more pictures and read more about their interview, check the link out below!