WSSU to hold event for Trayvon Martin

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Trayvon Martin

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Students at Winston-Salem State University are holding an event Thursday centered on Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was fatally shot last year by George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was acquitted earlier this year of second-degree murder and manslaughter in Martin’s death.

The event is called Martin Had a Dream and is open to the public.

At 12 noon Thursday, a recording of 911 calls made on the night of Feb. 26, 2012 will be played at The Clocktower at WSSU.

People are asked to dress in black hoodies.

Martin had a hoodie on when he died.

Larry Little, an activist and a professor at WSSU, and Council Member Derwin Montgomery will be among a number of speakers.

At 6 p.m., there will be a night program at The Clocktower at WSSU in celebration of Martin’s life.


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