"The ceremony, which NAACP leaders called 'historic,' included a 20-minute
procession led by two pale gray Percheron horses slowly pulling a simple pine
coffin from downtown Detroit's Cobo Center to Hart Plaza. As it reached the plaza,
the coffin -- adorned with a bouquet of fake black roses and a ribbon with a
derivative of the word -- was carried on the shoulders of eight pallbearers to a
spot in the outdoor amphitheater as a church choir sang: 'We've Come This Far By
Faith.' The coffin will be buried beneath a headstone at historically black,
Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery."
I love the idea, but I doubt this is going to be meaningful.