Trayvon Martin’s Parents & Noted Race Hustlers to Hold Rally Today in LA
Don’t expect to see this photo on any of the protest signs today.
Last week ABC released this photo of George Zimmerman taken just minutes after the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Noted race hustlers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will hold a rally today with Trayvon Martin’s parents with several LA celebrities two months after the Florida youth’s shooting death.
A rally expected to draw prominent civil rights leaders is scheduled to take place at a Los Angeles church Thursday to mark the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.
The rally starting at 5:30 p.m. at the West Los Angeles Church in Christ at 3045 Crenshaw Boulevard will be attended by the Martin family, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Bishop Charles Blake, who preaches at the church.
Several celebrities are expected, including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, David Banner, Paul Rodriguez, radio host Big Boy and Magic Johnson
The rally is being held in part to “advocate for crime victims …, educate young people on conflict resolution techniques (and) increase public awareness against all forms of profiling,” the NAACP said in a statement.