NAACP Organizes March, Rally for Trayvon Martin
The NAACP and thousands of supporters and activists from around the country marched and rallied in Sanford, Florida on March 31 to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.
The march began at Crooms Academy, a local high school that served black students during the segregation era, and ended at the Sanford Police Department, which served as the rally point. Activists across the country have called for the arrest of Martin's killer, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. More than a month after Trayvon's shooting, the Sanford Police have yet to make an arrest of Zimmerman.
NAACP leadership on hand at the rally included NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock, NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, Florida State Conference President Adora Obi Nweze, and Seminole County NAACP President Turner Clayton. Also in attendance were civil rights leaders Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson, and dozens of civil rights and advocacy groups, including 1199 SEIU Florida.
For more on the Trayvon Martin case and how you can help, please visit www.naacp.org/trayvon.
Watch our moving recap of the NAACP's Justice for Trayvon Martin rally in Sanford, FL: