Blacks remember Mel Carnahan as a governor who fought to make life better for the state's minority population.
Osamu Fujimaru has more from Jefferson City.
Many of the blacks visited the mansion to say farewell to the governor.
One of the last bills Carnahan signed into law this year made racial profiling illegal in Missouri.
Tiahmo Ra-uf, field director for the National Action Network, says he will miss the governor.
The public can visit the governor's closed casket in the mansion until 8 o'clock tonight.
From Jefferson City, I'm Osamu Fujimaru.