WH Aides Brief African American Leaders in Response to Ferguson

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FergusonThe White House is working behind the scenes to assure leading civil rights groups that the administration is determined to see justice achieved in the Michael Brown shooting as President Obama seeks to preserve his support in the black community with his handling of the racially charged case.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who will travel to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday, and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett personally briefed 1,000 African American leaders, community organizers and civil rights groups in private conference calls this week, White House aides said.

The strategy was aimed at enlisting the groups to ?help keep the situation calm and focused,? said a?senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the conversations.

Read more at the The Washington Post.