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Trayvon Martin's father to speak on Capitol Hill

3 years 2 months 4 weeks ago July 24, 2013 Jul 24, 2013 Wednesday, July 24 2013 July 24, 2013 7:18 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be on Capitol Hill for a hearing addressing the challenges faced by African-American boys and men.

Tracy Martin will give opening remarks Wednesday at the inaugural hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Illinois Congressman Danny Davis are the co-chairs of the newly formed caucus. Both are Democrats.

The hearing will also feature remarks by David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans and Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson.

Earlier this month, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the slaying of the 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed.

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