Greensboro civil rights museum holds Trayvon Martin rally

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Trayvon Martin

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Participants in a rally for slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin are being asked to wear black clothes or a hoodie to the event at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro.

The rally is scheduled to be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday in the museum’s auditorium. The News & Record of Greensboro reported that organizers say the rally will address racial profiling, equality and social justice.

Featured speakers for the event will include state Rep. Alma Adams.

The 17-year-old Martin was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. by a neighborhood watch captain.

The handling of the case has prompted protests across the country, with demonstrators demanding the arrest of the shooter, George Zimmerman.

Credit: The Associated Press.