PHOTO: Howard University Students Respond To Death Of Ferguson Teen

The freshmen of Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C., responded to the death of Michael Brown with a powerful photo on Wednesday.

Khalil Saadiq, a member of the Howard University Student Association, organized the photo of students with their hands in the air in order to pay tribute to the teen in Ferguson, Mo., 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police this weekend, according to Yahoo News.

Megan Sims, who tweeted the image on Wednesday, told Mother Jones that Howard University freshmen were already gathered for a meeting when they decided they “needed to respond to the Mike Brown issue.”

Students were also responding to Howard alumnae Mya Aaten-White who was reportedly shot in Ferguson on Wednesday.

The university then promoted the image on its Facebook page.

“We are proud of our students who have united peacefully to show they will not stand for the senseless violence anymore. Thank you to the Howard University Student Association for leading and organizing this display of solidarity. #HandsUpDontShoot,” the school said in the message.

Saadiq posted a larger image to his Instagram account, according to Yahoo.

This post has been updated.